Monday, June 9, 2008

Pizza-Day One

Today was our first pizza day and the dramatic play area I set up was a big hit with my toddler. Since it was the first day we had it up I didn't plan to do much else aside from that. We did read this book that I have pictured here. "The Pizza That We Made" by Joan Holub. It is a cute book and a Level 2 for anyone who have beginning readers in your house. I also tried to teach my son the "Pizza Hut" song. He was kind enough to watch me, but had no interest in learning it himself. That may be a better activity for older children. I learned this when I was little. Here are the words and actions for it:

"Ah Pizza Hut, ah Pizza Hut" (put fingertips together to form a triangle-a hut)
"Kentucky Fried Chicken" (flap arms in armpit like a chicken) "and ah Pizza Hut." (hut action)
"Ah Pizza Hut, ah Pizza Hut" (repeat hut actions)
"Kentucky Fried Chicken" (chicken actions) "and ah Pizza Hut" (hut actions)
"McDonalds, McDonalds" (put pointer fingers together and go up and and down to make an "M") "Kentucky Fried Chicken" (flap arms) "and ah Pizza Hut" (hut actions)
My son helped me make mini pizzas tonight. There are many different variations of this and it is called a variety of things. We used frozen Rhodes Rolls for the crust and put pizza sauce, cheese, and pizza toppings on the dough. You could use hoagie buns, hot dog buns, hamburger buns, english muffins, bagels... I think you get the picture.
If I have discovered nothing else through education and being a mother it is that borrowing ideas and adapted them to be your own is the best thing you can do so here are some links to the websites that helped me plan our pizza week: - defintely the most helpful one I found - look up pizzas in different catagories - tons of pizza recipes

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