Looking to host a workshop, in-house field trip or special event that involves food and fun? Let the AL DENTE team customize a Pasta event for you! Our trained staff will travel to your location and provide the ingredients, supplies, and instruction for a 2 hour event based on your specifications. We provide the set-up and clean-up, too!
Making pasta with kids is a great way to educate them about good nutrition and fresh ingredients. Expand their horizons by getting students in the kitchen through a healthy pasta making club! It’s a great sensory activity to help them feel the rough texture of the flour and show how it turns into a soft dough after adding eggs and water. And what about the funniest part? They will shape it in bow-tie, linguine, fettuccine and many more.
Our program includes a foundation of learning that enhances what kids learn in their classrooms: organization skills, safety, nutrition, working as a team, cooperation, and taking turns. We focus on basic reading and math skills, as students follow recipes, learn to measure, and double or half the amounts of ingredients.
KNEADING WITH KIDS: WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
Basic math, language skills and self-confidence.
As kids learn to make Pasta from scratch, they also gain new science, language and math skills. Basic math skills (“How many eggs do we need?”) and sequencing skills (“What is first … next … last?”) give way to fractions (“Is this ¾ of a cup?”) as your child gains confidence in the kitchen. Also, reading recipes helps improve reading comprehension.
- A kitchen is a learning lab for children that can involve all of their senses. While kneading, mixing, squeezing, smelling, cutting, and feeling foods they have fun and learn without being aware of it.
- Children who cook at home indicate a “sense of accomplishment,” self-confidence, and feeling of contributing to their families.
- They spend time kneading and shaping instead of engaged in screen time.
- Cooking can build positive memories that promote future healthy, enjoyable cooking elsewhere.
Don’t see an event that’s exactly what you’re looking for? We’re happy to customize an event to fit your needs! We’ll work with you on a theme, menu, and logistical details to make sure your event runs smoothly.
The price reserved for schools and homeschoolers is 25$pp.