My all time favorite dinner is pizza. Oh how I love a great thick crust pizza! My boys are quickly learning to share my love of this yummy treat. I’m trying to eat low-carb right now so pizza isn’t something I enjoy as often as I would like.
However, there are plenty of books for kids that I can read about that cheesy, saucy, and doughy goodness. Today, we are sharing some of our favorite pizza books and a fun pizza felt activity!
Pizza Books for Kids and Pizza Felt Activity
Grandpa and Me by Molly Katz is a fun little book for babies and toddlers. It’s a lift-the-flap book showing some of the ingredients and some of the preparations necessary to make a pizza.
Cook It! by Birkett is another great one for babies and toddlers. The simple text leads the young reader through the process of making a pizza.
Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington takes us to Sally’s Pizzeria where we learn how a pizza is prepared for the customers. We learn about tomatoes that are grown for sauce, wheat that is grown for the crust and milk that is made into cheese. Colorful illustrations and short text make a great read for toddlers and preschoolers.
We love Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philomen Sturges. It is a variation of the traditional Little Red Hen story. Duck, Dog and Cat are too busy to help Hen make the pizza, but in the end they help in a big way!
George finds himself in some pizza mischief when he attends a pizza party in Curious George and the Pizza Party by Rey.
Little Nino’s Pizzeria by Barbour is the story of a little boy who helps his dad at the pizzeria.
“Hi, Pizza Man!” by Virginia Walter is a silly story about a little girl who pretends that different people and animals deliver her pizza to the door.
Early readers will enjoy reading The Pizza That We Made by Joan Holub. This book is full of rhyme and rhythm for new readers. It also makes a good read-aloud for young children.
Extra Cheese, Please! by Cris Peterson takes us on photographic journey of mozzarella from cow to pizza. However, those of us who live in St. Louis use provel cheese on their pizza!
Pizza Counting by Christina Dobson will have you learning about addition and fractions.
Pizza Felt Activity
My kids love to make their own pizzas. We usually use Happy Hooligan’s super easy no rise crust because it is super quick.
To practice making pizza even when it is not time to eat, we’ve been playing with this pizza felt set from A to Zach Creations’ Etsy shop.
Dramatic play is an excellent way for kids to work on communication skills. My boys took turns placing pizza orders that they then delivered on their plasma car!
Lynda from A to Zach Creations has graciously offered to give one lucky Growing Book by Book reader three busy bag felt sets. Just head over to her Etsy shop and pick the three you would love to have for your own. Enter them here! The giveaway is open to those 18 and older. Entries will be accepted from 12:00 am CST on 2/9/15 until 11:59 pm CST on 2/14/15. She is only able to ship to US addresses. A winner will be selected randomly on or about 2/15/15 and notified via email.
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