Gather a supply of pasta noodles of various shapes (bow ties, wheels, spirals, elbows, and so on). Give each child a piece of construction paper and glue. Invite children to create patterns by gluing different pasta shapes in rows onto their paper. Then encourage children to count the number of pasta pieces used in each row and to write that number (or glue a noodle number) at the end of each row.
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