Okay...my idea has nothing to do with the original purpose of the pin, BUT what if we played a game with the "meatballs" but had an Italian word with the English translation on it. Two people would have to try to get the other person to guess the word...I think you get where I'm going with this. I'm failing at explaining my idea.
CVC Word Cards with Clothespins Busy Bag - 36 CVC Picture Words - Montessori Clothespin Movable Alphabet
This word building activity travel kit is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers for road trips and long car rides and you can customize it with sight words, color words, word families, or whatever your child is currently learning. Great for a summer learning activity.