Noodle Letters and Cream Sauce

Preschool Cooking Activities: Noodle Letters and Cream Sauce: The letter N

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Today I thought it would be fun to make noodle letters and cream sauce.  First  – make your noodles.  I used angel hair pasta, but spaghetti or fettuccine may work better or just as well.  When I cooked my noodles, I added some olive oil to the water so that they did not stick together.

Noodle Letters and Cream Sauce. - Fun activity to help reinforce letters and Sight Words. More beginning reading resources can be found at https://www.sightandsoundreading.com///newsite #kindergarten #homeschool #strugglingreader

After cooking and draining the noodles, I rinsed a handful of them with cool water so that the children did not burn their hands.  I then gave each child a cutting board (or plate would work well), and we started making our letters!  My son started making the letter K, and I told my daughter to make a sight word.  They got right to work!

Noodle Letters and Cream Sauce. - Fun activity to help reinforce letters and Sight Words. More beginning reading resources can be found at https://www.sightandsoundreading.com///newsite #kindergarten #homeschool #strugglingreader

This was a great activity to help reinforce the letters for my 4 year old son.  It was also a great fine motor activity…picking up and stretching little noodles can be a little tricky.  My 8 year old daughter had fun by writing the sight word ‘and’.  If we had done this activity during the school year, I would have asked her to write her spelling words.

Noodle Letters and Cream Sauce. - Fun activity to help reinforce letters and Sight Words. More beginning reading resources can be found at https://www.sightandsoundreading.com///newsite #kindergarten #homeschool #strugglingreader

After making our noodle letters, we had a delicious meal with the remaining noodles we did not use …  below is our favorite recipe for cream sauce…  It is a must try!  Also, please note:  Do not double this recipe.  If you want to make more of it, you need to make 2 batches.

Ingredients:  

1 stick of butter

1 pint whipping cream  (1/2 a quart of whipping cream)

1 small can tomato paste

3 cloves garlic (chopped up)

1 small onion (chopped up)

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a double broiler, cook all ingredients for 1.5 hours.  This recipe can be frozen or made the day before.

This recipe is a family favorite, and the directions I have are that simple.  Basically you chop up the onions and garlic and place in a pot with the butter.  Cook that until they brown a little.  Then add the whipping cream and the tomato paste and cook for 1.5 hours over a double broiler.  (Submerge your pot with all the ingredients in a pot of boiling water and leave boiling/cooking for 1.5 hours).

3 Comments

  1. Oh what fun! I’ll have to do this with my grandson. He loves spaghetti and is learning his letters too. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. Have a great week!
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

    1. Yes! Great thought… it is always fun to play with your food to help reinforce a little learning.

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