Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pizza! Pizza!

For storytime today we used an idea from Abby the Librarian and read books about pizza
After our normal storytime greetings and welcome song we brought out the books.

Signs learned: 

Books read:
Margaret and H.A. Rey's Curious George and The Pizza. 
"Hi, Pizza Man!" by Virginia Walter
Pete's a Pizza by William Steig
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza retold by Philemon Sturges

Songs/Other activities
Recently the library acquired scarves and they were passed out when we used Abby's song suggestion

Baking Pizza. I passed out colorful scarves and as we sang this song together, we pretended the scarves were pizza dough. I did it once slowly to teach the kids the motions and then we did it again a little faster and they loved it!

(To the tune of Shortnin' Bread.) 

I can make a pizza! You can, too!
Listen and you'll know just what to do. 

Every little baker loves mixing, mixing
Every little baker loves mixing dough!

Every little baker loves kneading, kneading
Every little baked loves kneading dough!

Every little baker loves tossing, tossing
Every little baker loves tossing dough!

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. 
This was our stretch before reading Pete's a Pizza and "making pizzas" with stuffed animals. I also used Abby's explanation that since we'd been eating and talking so much about pizza this storytime, we needed to do a little exercise and work some of it off. In addition to singing the song regular, fast, and super fast, we used The Wiggles version and each round would only point but not say the body part (head, shoulder, knees and toes).

Who Stole the Pizza?
Who stole the pizza from the pizza pan?
Lion stole the pizza from the pizza pan!
Who me? Yes, you!
Couldn't be! Then who?
Repeat with other puppets.

Children could then select a puppet to use as we read Pete's a Pizza.

For a craft we colored and made pizza using the template from Free Kid's Crafts.

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