Story Time: Pizza!

by | Jan 20, 2021 | Blog, Kid's Corner, Story Time | 0 comments

We explored Pizza Pie Cafe this week and learned more about this tasty dish.

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play


Naming and categorizing things can be fun for children of all ages. Help children make sense of their world by grouping things that go together, such as knives, forks, and spoons at a table.

- Lambert


Recite the rhyme, “Ladies, Knives, and Forks” and do the following fingerplay. Repeat the rhyme a few times, so that everyone will feel comfortable saying the words and doing the motions. As you begin to say the rhyme, put your hands together knuckle to knuckle.

Here are my lady’s knives and forks. (Open hands and show fingers)
Here is my lady’s table. (Turn hands over and show knuckles)
Here is my lady’s looking glass. (Face knuckles toward you)
And here is the baby’s cradle. (Sway hands back and forth)

- adapted from Lambert

Books Presented

Every Night is Pizza Night by J. Kenji López-Alt

Convinced that pizza is the best food, Pipo will eat nothing else until her fed-up parents send her on a quest to prove that no dishes in their multicultural neighborhood are better.

So You Want to Grow a Pizza? by Bridget Hess

When a young boy wants to grow his own pizza, he learns where the different ingredients come from and how they grow.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Pizza Man

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, pizza man (clap hands)

Make me a pizza as fast as you can (shake finger)

Roll it (roll)

Toss it (pretend to toss in air)

Sprinkle it with cheese (sprinkling motions)

Put it in the oven (pushing motion)

And bake it fast, please!

Action Song: If You Wanna Eat Some Pizza

If you want to eat some pizza, clap your hands!

If you want to eat some pizza, clap your hands!

If you like bubbly cheese then just say, “Pizza please!”

If you want to eat some pizza, clap your hands!

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page and add your favorite pizza toppings!

Try this pizza math activity!

Additional Books

Pizza-Pie Snowman by Valeri Gorbachev

Running through town to get a pizza for himself and his mother, Pinky unwittingly becomes covered in snow; now everyone thinks he is a walking snowman!

Pete's A Pizza by William Steig

When Pete feels miserable because rain makes it impossible to play ball outdoors, his father finds a fun indoor game to play with his son.

Pizza by Frank Asch

After trying pizza for the very first time, everything Baby Bear sees reminds him of the tasty treat and he decides never to eat anything else.

Pete's A Pizza by William Steig

When Pete feels miserable because rain makes it impossible to play ball outdoors, his father finds a fun indoor game to play with his son.

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