Monday, June 7, 2010

Pizza Storytime!

Who loves pizza? Everybody! Or just about. Our pizza theme was a hit with the kids the week.

Our picture books:

- Pizza at Sally's, by Monica Wellington. Sally the pizza maker has a busy day. This book has bright, friendly illustrations with lots of details.
- Hi, Pizza Man!, by Virginia Walter, illustrated by Ponder Goembel. How do you greet the pizza man? Or a pizza kitty? Or a pizza dinosaur? Can you say audience participation?
- The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza), by Philemon Sturges, illustrated by Amy Walrod. A new take on the familiar tale. I paraphrased a lot for the sake of brevity.

We sang a pizza-making song to the tune of "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush." Here are some verses. You can, of course, improvise as you like!
1. This is the way we mix the dough, mix the dough, mix the dough
This is the way we mix the dough to make a pizza pie.
2. This is the way we knead the dough...
3. This is the way we roll the dough...
4. This is the way we toss the dough...
5. This is the way we spread the sauce...
6. This is the way we sprinkle the cheese...
7. This is the way our pizza bakes, pizza bakes, pizza bakes
Take it out and eat a slice, our yummy pizza pie!

We also played with the scarves again, pretending to make a pizza. Mix, knead, stretch, toss and twirl the dough (scarf)! Then add sauce, cheese, and toppings. Put in the oven and count to 10. Then take it out, cut yourself a slice, and try it! How's that taste?

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