Thursday, May 1, 2014

Pizza! Pizza! Storytime!

Don't ask me why, but I have been craving doing a pizza storytime for soooo long! Almost as much as I've been craving a hot, cheesy, garlicy pizza. Sigh. Maybe I was hoping to vicariously fulfill my longing for a delicious treat through storytime. Ahh, nonetheless... Pizza storytime was a yummy success!

 I started by reading William Steig's classic, Pete's a Pizza. The kids love, love, loved it! And we had fun talking about what other things you could find around the house to use for pretend toppings. From there, we moved straight into Curious George and the Pizza Party, George is always a bit hit and they loved all of his crazy shenanigans. Last, we read Pizza At Sally's by Monica Wellington. With all the farmer's markets opening for the season, it was fun to read about where the ingredients for pizza might actually come from.

And now, on to the main event... I fell in love with Ms. Tara's Pizza the Size of the Sun activity and I was inspired to make my own gigantic, interactive pizza.
 I went on a thrift store scavenger hunt to find all of my ingredients, so this is one of the cheapest pizzas I'll ever make:
Crust: Old curtain ($2.00)
Sauce: Leftover fabric (Free)
Mozzarella Cheese: Knit blanket with tassels ($1.00)
Pineapple: Felt (33¢)
Green Peppers: Felt (33¢)
Black Olives: Felt (33¢)
Cherry Tomatoes: Felt (33¢)
Onions: Felt (33¢)
Mushrooms: Felt (33¢)
Grand Total: $5.00
*Being a school that observes Kosher, I was careful not to use any pepperoni and cut my cherry tomatoes in half, so as not to run into any confusion.
We even got Papo Jack and Morah Stella to join in the fun!
Mmm! It smelled delicious!

We ended by singing P-I-Z-Z-A (to the tune of B-I-N-G-O), I found this specific version through Lisa at Storytime Source Page:

I know a food that starts with P
And pizza is its name-o
P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A
And pizza is its name-o


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