Story Time

Pizza Pizzazz
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
"Hi, Pizza Man!" by:Virginia Walter
While a young girl waits for the delivery of a hot pizza, she provides the appropriate animal sounds for a variety of pretend animal pizza deliverers.
Curious George and the pizza by:Margret Rey
Curious George creates havoc in a pizza shop but redeems himself by making an unusual delivery.
Huggly's pizza by:Tedd Arnold
Huggly and his monster friends, Booter and Grubble, set out to find the yummy human food he has tried: pizza.
A job for Wittilda by:Caralyn Buehner
When Wittilda the witch is forced to look for a job, she finds her broom-flying ability comes in handy in applying for a job delivering pizzas.
The princess and the pizza by:Mary Jane Auch.
An out-of-work princess applies to become the bride of Prince Drupert, but first she must pass several tests, including a cooking contest.
The Little Red Hen makes a pizza by:Philemon Sturges
In this version of the traditional tale, the duck, the dog, and the cat refuse to help the Little Red Hen make a pizza but do get to participate when the time comes to eat it.
Pete's a pizza by:William Steig
What do you do when Pete's in a bad mood? When it is raining and he cannot go out and play? Turn him into a pizza, of course!
Songs
Pizza Songs
Check out this site for great pizza fun!

http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/preschool_themes/pizza/pizza_songs.htm
Craft
Pizza Collage

Materials Needed:
Paper Bag
Magazines and/or Construction Paper
Glue

* Go to the familycrafts website for full instructions.

http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/kitchencrafts/a/blpizzacoll.htm

This open-ended activity is perfect for storytimes that may include mixed aged groups. I have used this craft in my Family Twilight Tales program with great success. Both young and older children enjoy making their own unique pizza. If you are in a classroom setting this theme can be expanded to teach math easily.
Other
A pizza the size of the sun [compact disc]/ written and performed by Jack Prelutsky.
Notes
I have offered more books than you will need for your storytime. I feel that it is important to have choices when working with children. Flexiblity is often the key to success!