This activity is great for extending your child's knowledge and understanding of the world around them, as they learn about different types of food and where they come from. It's also a good way of developing their fine motor skills as they prepare ingredients and handle utensils. And it teaches them an important life skill - how to prepare tasty, nutritious meals (and the occasional yummy treat!).
How to extend the fun
Explain that lasagne is a layered pasta dish which originates in a country called Italy. Pizza and risotto are other famous dishes from Italy. Pasta is a very popular food - and comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Lasagne is made from thin sheets of pasta, spaghetti comes in long thin strands and other varieties are shaped like shells or twists and curls!