Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Pizza Theme (UPDATED)

Pizza Theme 
 September 20
Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day, a day to celebrate America's favorite variety of pizza.. Almost everybody loves pizza. It is so versatile. Pizza is eaten for breakfast (often cold), lunch, dinner and as a late night snack. It is a very popular food for parties and events. The Month of October is also National Pizza Month.
Credit http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/September/pepperoni-pizza-day.htm

Here is some interesting trivia on the ever popular pizza:
  • Pepperoni is the most popular, preferred by 36% of the people.
  • Over 3 Billion pizzas are sold n the U.S. each year.
  • More pizzas are sold on Super Bowl Sunday, than any other day of the year.
  • Halloween is the second most popular day for eating pizzas.  
  • Over 17% of restaurants are pizzerias, or serve pizza.
  • The first pizza was sold in Naples Italy in 1738.
  • Pizzas most likely evolved as a variation of flatbreads.
  • Americans consume over 23 pounds of pizza per year. 
  • Credit http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/September/pepperoni-pizza-day.htm
Talk about the parts to a pizza.. i.e. crust, cheese, sauce, toppings like pepperoni
Go around the circle and ask the children what their favorite pizza topping is. How many children like the same toppings? Pepperoni, cheese, sausage, vegetables.  Have they ever tried toppings like anchovies or pineapple? Pizza is a food that kids generally LOVE. There are so many toppings and so many ways to make it, every child is certain to have a favorite kind.

Teach about the history of Pizza
Start with the word "Delizioso", a whole new way to say delicious that the children will pick right up on. Then share with them that although forms of pizza have been eaten for centuries, it's the Italian's that have been credited with the invention. A baker by the name of Raffaele Esposito prepared a meal for Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita in the late 1800's. He topped flat-bread with the colors of Italy. He used red tomato, white mozzarella cheese, and green basil. Credit Simply Daycare site

READ: Books
Hi, Pizza Man By By Virgina Walter
Pete's a Pizza By William Steig
Pizza Day By Melissa  Iwai 
The Pizza We Made By Joan Holub
Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza By Philemon Sturges
Pizza at Sally's By Monica Wellington
Pizza By Frank Asch 
Pizza Mouse By Michael Garland 
World Pizza By Cece Meng
Pizza for Sam By Mary Labatt
The Princess and the Pizza By Mary Jane Auch
Curious George and the Pizza Party By H.A. Rey
Peg+Cat the Pizza Problem By Jenifer Oxley
 Secret Pizza Party By Adam Rubin
Curious George and the Pizza Party By H.A. Rey
 Pizza Pat By Rita Golden Gelman
Pizza Pig (Step into Reading) By Diana Murray  

Coming Soon- Publication Date September  4, 2018
Pizza-Pie Snowman By Valerie Gorbachev


5 Little Children
5 little children all in a row,
Ordered a pizza in a box to go.
The first one said "Pepperoni tastes so fine!"
The second one said "I want mushrooms on mine."
The third one said "I want peppers that are hot!"
The fourth one said "I want cheese...and a LOT!"
The fith one said "Please add some spice."
And they all had a pizza that tasted mighty nice!

Pizza Pie Hot
Pizza pie hot
Pizza pie cold
Pizza pie in the box nine days old.
Some like it hot.
Some like it cold.
Some like it in the box nine days old.

Oh I Wish I Were
sung to I Wish I Were and Oscar Meyer Weiner
Oh I wish I were a pepperoni pizza!
That's what I would truly love to be!
'Cuz if I were a pepperoni pizza,
Everyone would be in love with me!
(Sing several times changing the type of pizza to the type that the children like!)

Pizza Song
sung to Do You Know the Muffin Man?
Do you like a cheese pizza?
A cheese pizza, a cheese pizza?
Do you like a cheese pizza?
Eat it if you do!
(Sing several times changing the topping!)

Favorite Pizza Chant
Chant this many times so each child has a turn!
Piz-za!  Piz-za!  Let's have piz-za!
Let's have piz-za with cheese on top!
Piz-za!  Piz-za!  Let's have piz-za!
_____________(child's name) wants piz-za with _______________(thier choice of topping) on top!

Pizza Pizza
sung to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Pizza, pizza it's a treat.
Pizza, pizza is fun to eat!
Ooey-gooey cheese so yummy.
Crunchy crust goes in my tummy.
Pizza, pizza it's a treat.
Pizza, pizza is fun to eat!

Roll Your Dough
sung to Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Roll, roll, roll your dough smoothly as can be.
Roll it till it's big and round then add some good toppings.
_______(one child's name)--what do you like on your pizza?  YUM!
Sing many times to include each child!
EXTENSION:  As they say what they like, have them place a tally mark on a chart that has pizza toppings listed on them.
When done, count how many children like each topping.

Pizza Treat Fingerplay
It's round and made of dough
And topped with sauce and cheese just so (make a circle with your hands).
It's a big round treat
Filled with vegetables and meat (rub tummy).
It's a pizza cooked just right.
Are you ready?  Have a bite!  (Pretend to eat pizza).

5 Little Pizzas
5 little pizzas sitting in a row.
Toss one up and then there were 4.
4 little pizzas sitting in a row......
3 little pizzas sitting in a row......
2 little pizzas sitting in a row.....
1 little pizza sitting all alone........
No little pizzas sitting in a row........
PLOP!  Down they all fell

 Felt Food Pizza Set By Melissa and Doug link to amazon
Spin a slice pizza matching game by Melissa and Doug link to amazon

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