We ordered pizza from a local place. The kids like decorating their own, but we needed to take advantage of a late napping baby, so we chose take out. The kids ate and listened to a TON of books. All of the books, supplies, etc. seen came in one large KIT from the library. This is a great new-to-homeschooling tip for kids at younger ages, see what is available in kit form, it is only one ‘check-out’ item and you get a lot of bang for your ‘buck’.
I didn’t even remotely cover everything in the kit, and we probably won’t- there’s so many other things to do and I think the 6 year old had a lot of fun with this. I may re-create some of the items in the kit for this or future units and their own play. I noticed that it seemed like there were MORE things in the kit than it said, so every person who had it (classroom teachers) added a bit of their ideas to it.
Besides felt and paper pizzas, the 6 year old and I also talked about pizza fractions with a game included that was for ‘musical pizza slices’, and she matched numbered slices to slices with the same number of dots, so those were 2 math activities that we did together, the 3 year old was in bed by this time.
Reading Together books from the kit:
Pizza and other Stinky poems
Rugrats Pizza Cats
What do you want on your pizza? (puzzle book) written by William Boniface
Let’s make pizza by Nancy Parent
The pizza that we made by Joan Holub
Pizza party! by Grace Maccarone
Pizza! by Teresa Martino
Barney Bear’s Pizza Shop by Larry DiFiori
Little Nino’s Pizzeria Karen Barbour
Little Red Hen (makes a pizza) retold by Philemon Sturges
Pizza for Sam by Mary Labatt
Curious George and the pizza adapted from the Curious George film series
Pizza counting by Christina Dobson
Let’s make pizza by Mary Hill
Ord eats a pizza! by Irene Trimble
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