Pasta Sort

by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
Keep your child occupied by asking her to sort a bowl of mixed pasta shapes.

Pasta Sort


  • Dried pasta in 2-3 (or more) different shapes
  • Bowl or plastic container


  1. Combine two or three different shapes of dried pasta in a bowl or plastic container.
  2. Pick out one piece and ask your toddler to find a piece that matches.
  3. If you like, have several small containers on hand and ask your toddler to sort the pasta into the containers.