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Pasketti Soup


Red and white checkered tablecloth, optional
10 3/4 oz. can condensed tomato soup
15 oz. can of spaghetti with tomato sauce (or other pasta shapes)
Pitcher of water
Electric kettle or soup pot with hot plate
Can opener
Rubber scraper
8 4-oz. Styrofoam cups and plastic spoons
Storybook about spaghetti, such as:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
Wednesday Is Spaghetti Day by Maryann Cocca-Leffler


1. Put the materials and ingredients on a table in view of the children. If desired,
cover the table with a red and white checkered tablecloth.
2. Say, “Today we will each have a delicious bowl of something that can be hard
to say. Some people call it “Pasketti Soup’ because “Spaghetti’ can be a very,
very hard word to pronounce. Why don’t you try saying it?”
3. Now tell the children that they will make the soup. Say and do each of the
following steps:
“First I open the cans.
Then I pour the pasta with sauce into the pot.
Next I pour the tomato soup into the pot.
Now I’ll add a can of water.
Then I’ll stir it all together.
Last, I’ll put on the lid and turn on the heat.”
(This recipe makes eight four-ounce servings. Increase ingredients as needed.)
4. Warn the children that the pot will soon be HOT. Ask them to stay away from
the soup as it cooks.
5. Read one of the stories as the soup cooks. It simply needs to be heated to a
simmering temperature to blend the ingredients. If the soup heats to a full
boil, be sure to let it cool before serving.
6. Check the soup when you finish the story. Ladle the soup into cups when it’s
ready to serve.
7. Excuse the children to wash their hands and then gather at the table for
8. Sing the ever-popular “On Top of Spaghetti” song to conclude this activity.

Book: GIANT Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for 3-Year-Olds





Expressive Language


Adaptive (self-help)


3 through 4 Years Old


Large Group

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