• PRETEND PASTA PLAY FOOD SET: Kids will embrace their inner Italian chef with the Melissa & Doug Prepare & Serve Pasta set. This 50 plus piece felt pasta set comes with a pasta guide, instructions, and cooking and serving utensils.• EASY TO USE: Children can use the durable cooking pot with a lid and colander on a box that doubles as cooktop and sink. Serving is simple—just scoop with the pasta spoon and serve with the durable bowl and fork.• COLORFUL PASTA ACCESSORIES: This felt toy food set also includes multiple colorful accompaniments such as penne, bow ties, linguini, and ravioli with 3 fillings, as well as toppings, cheese, and sauce jars.• FOR KIDS 3 AND UP: This pasta play set makes an exceptional gift for kids ages 3 and up. Add the Melissa & Doug Slice & Toss Salad Play Food Set to round out the pretend play experience and give kids another engaging option for screen-free fun.• “THE GOLD STANDARD IN CHILDHOOD PLAY”: For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.”
Experts say the best toys are those that encourage interaction. Our toys are designed to inspire engagement and connection with your child. Many even include enrichment ideas right on the packaging. Because kids who can imagine the possibilities become grown-ups who can make their dreams a reality!
The American Academy of Pediatrics is serious about play, even urging doctors to prescribe it! Their advice: Limit screen time, make time for unstructured play, and choose toys that inspire imagination.
Melissa & Doug is here to help you fill that prescription for healthy hands-on play!
“Part of Melissa & Doug’s appeal is as an antidote, if not a substitute, for all that screen time.”
“The couple's brand of low-tech, mostly wood toys has become the gold standard in early childhood play.”
“Melissa & Doug toys flex every muscle of a child’s developing sense of identity – and the toys are often tested by their six children.”
“Melissa & Doug is set on making toys that are meant to be timeless, in an effort to preserve a cornerstone of childhood...open-ended play.”
What makes Melissa & Doug toys good for kids?
The American Academy of Pediatrics says toys that inspire hands-on engagement, imaginative play, and rich interactions are the best choice. Each of our toys is thoughtfully and meticulously designed to encourage this kind of learning and development.
What other toys and products do you make?
We make more than 2,000 toys and other products for babies, toddlers, and big kids. Categories include: Pretend Play, Arts & Crafts, Developmental Toys, Children’s Furniture, Games, Activity Pads, Puzzles, Plush, and more!
I’ve heard Melissa & Doug stands behind everything it makes. Is that true?
Yes! Your happiness is our goal. That's why we've put our name (and our phone number!) on every product. If your child is not inspired, give us a call and we'll make it right.
Can I reach someone at Melissa & Doug if I still have a question?
Call us at the number on the back of our packaging. You’ll speak to a real, live person in our Connecticut office during weekday business hours. Or email us, but we bet the human connection of a phone call will brighten your day!
Prepare delicious pretend pasta every time with this 50-plus-piece pasta-making set! Fun pasta boxes hold felt penne, bow tie pasta, linguini, and ravioli pockets that can be hand-stuffed with felt spinach, meat, or cheese fillings. Follow the illustrated guide to order and “cook” the pasta in the large cook pot with lid, and “strain” it in the colander over the cooktop and sink play mat. Use the pasta spoon to scoop it into the included pasta bowl, top with tomato sauce, cheese, or butter, and dig in! The set also includes a sauce jar, cheese shaker, salt shaker, and fork. This inventive set inspires kids to create countless imaginative pasta meals from start to finish! Kids will embrace their inner Italian chef with the Melissa & Doug Prepare & Serve Pasta set. This easy-to-use felt food set inspires creativity while teaching children organization skills and hand-eye coordination—and helping them learn about international food. The Melissa & Doug Prepare & Serve Pasta play set makes an exceptional gift for kids ages 3 and up. Add the Melissa & Doug Slice & Toss Salad Play Food Set to round out the pretend play experience and give kids another engaging option for screen-free fun. This 50-piece set weighs 2 pounds. For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.” Today, Melissa & Doug is proudly partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to foster early brain development and help children build important life skills through play.
From classic wooden toys to crafts, pretend play, and games, Melissa & Doug products provide a launch pad to ignite imagination and a sense of wonder in all children so they can discover themselves, their passions, and their purpose.
Since the company’s founding more than 25 years ago, Melissa & Doug has consistently delivered innovative products that inspire open-ended thinking, encourage kids to see new possibilities, and offer Countless Ways to Play. It’s part of a bigger vision to Take Back Childhood. Because by giving children a true childhood with the space and freedom to explore their world, we give them a path to realizing their full potential!