A Pizza Theme in Preschool? YES! There is so much potential draw children into learning with this theme! This page includes preschool lesson plans, activities and Interest Learning Center ideas for your Preschool Classroom!
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Pizza Themed Art
Materials Needed: sturdy tagboard in circle shapes; paint with a little glue mixed in; yarn; felt pieces; misc. arts and craft pieces to be used for toppings.
The children paint red sauce and then add toppings!
Some topping ideas: yellow cheese; pink ham; pepperoni from buttons; pineapple shapes; green and red pipe cleaners for peppers, etc.
Materials needed: large, brown grocery bags (one for each child); paint or miscellaneous craft supplies and glue
Cut a hole in the bottom of each bag (for the child's head). Cut out the sides of the bag.
Let the children decorate their "apron" and print their name on it.
They can wear them when they play in Dramatic Play!
Paper Plate Slices!
Provide glue sticks, magazines, scissors and paper plates.
The children find food pictures, cut them out and glue them on their plate pizza.
When done, draw lines representing slices.
Have the children cut on the lines!
They can use these as a puzzle!
Pizza Theme Collage
Materials needed: Beige paper, red crayons or markers, scissors and other colors of construction paper.
The children cut out a circle (as big or small as they want) for their crust.
They use the marker or crayon to color some sauce onto their crust.
They cut out shapes for toppings.
This is a great fine motor development activity. Remember, a pepper does not HAVE to look like a pepper!
Snack Recipe Ideas to Cook Up for Your Pizza Theme!
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Class Pizza pie
Purchase a few frozen pizza dough balls. Thaw and let the children each have pieces of it to knead and roll and make into a crust!
Make English Muffin Minis for each child using sauce, cheese and toppings.
Make mini minis by using round crackers and cheese and sauce.
Have the children help you to wash and cut fruit (strawberries, bananas, kiwi, blueberries, etc.)
Have them help you to place them in circle patterns in a pizzapie pan.
Hey there! Welcome to Preschool Plan It! I’m Cheryl, a preschool teacher of over 20 years.
I KNOW, I know, you spend hours of time developing your preschool themes, activities and preschool lesson plans each week. You are commited to planning preschool themes and activities that are engaging hands-on, interactive, fun AND meet the goal of supporting each child’s level of growth and development.
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