We’ve challenged your children to become global citizens without leaving Lake County by grabbing a Passport to Flavor and taking our Global Dine Around Challenge for Kids. Yesterday we headed to Cuba, today we’re headed to a familiar destination, but maybe that will make it easier to try something new! Today we head to Italy!
Italian Dining in Lake County
Try Lauretta’s Italian Bake Shop & Cafe, 709 S. Lake St. in Mundelein. Its true kids love pasta, so an Italian restaurant is an easy sell. Especially at Lauretta’s where freshly made baked treats tempt young and old alike.
Take the Challenge:
Mix things up and encourage your child to try something new that’s healthy too. Caprese Skewers take your traditional Caprese salad and puts it on a stick. Put anything on a stick, and it instantly becomes more interesting for a child! Such a better option than a corn dog don’t you think?
Mangia! Mangia! by Amy Wilson Sanger
From hearty minestrone and risotto stirred and stirred with heart to sweet, cool gelato, Mangia! Mangia! Introduces young tummies to tasty treats from the land of linguini. Rhyming text and colorful collage art show that there’s much more to Italian food than spaghetti! The back cover features a glossary of Italian terms used in the book.
Before you go, print out this coloring sheet to take with you and your kids can learn more about Italy while they wait for their food!
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