This is a fun lesson with a built in snack!
- Math - Similarities and differences; Counting
- English - Mixed-up fairy tales
- Practical - Cooking in the kitchen; Following directions
- The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane and Herm Auch
- English muffins
- A cookie sheet
- Pizza sauce
- Pepperoni slices
- Any other pizza toppings you like
In a previous lesson I read The Princess and the Pea to the kids. I asked them to tell me what they remembered about that story. Then, I read the The Princess and the Pizza. I explained the The Princess and the Pizza is a mixed-up fairy tale. It has a lot of the same themes, but the authors change parts of the story to make it different (and usually silly).
We then went into the kitchen. I gave each child half of an English muffin. I told them to create a pizza however they would like.
While they worked on their pizzas I preheated the oven to 350 degrees.
Once their pizzas were complete, we put them onto a cookie sheet. We talked about the similarities between the pizzas (e.g. They all were made from English muffins; They all had cheese; Etc.). We discussed the differences. We did some counting (e.g. How many pizzas are there? How many have pepperoni? How many olives are on this pizza?).
I popped them into the oven for 10-15 minutes while the kids had free play time.
After cleaning up, the kids ran back to the kitchen to enjoy their pizza snack.
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