Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Little Red Hen~ Makes a Pizza

This is one of my favorite books to read with the preschoolers. I love the way they make connections to the original Little Red Hen story. I love all the new vocabulary and how the book invites interaction by having the children count anchovies, mix and roll dough, and chime in on the repeatitive phrase "Not I!". We always follow up this story by making our own paper pizzas!
The kids love painting on the "sauce" and sprinkling on the "cheese" and adding the "toppings".

We have had other toppings in other years but here is the basic recipe:

Pizza Crust- small white paper plate
Pizza Sauce- white glue mixed with red or orange paint
Cheese- shredded white or yellow paper
Pepperoni- red paper circles

additional topings-
Black Olives- black paper circles punched in the center with a paper punch
Green Peppers- green squares cut from green felt

Cook on drying rack! :)