Our Playful Preschool Series continues with a space theme this week.
Building literacy skills in the kitchen is just one of the many ways we learn about language, reading and writing. Today our literacy in the kitchen activity is making rocket pizzas!
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Why We Chose This Literacy Activities in the Kitchen Project
We love pizza in our house and usually have it once a week. For some reason my oldest son has been wanting all of his food shaped like a rocket recently. Breakfast each morning this week has consisted of toast shaped like a rocket with butter and blueberry jelly. He also asks for rocket juice (aka orange juice) that he says, “fills his tank.”
So, for lunch we decided to create rocket pizzas and mix in some literacy practice too!
Setting Up and Baking
Materials Needed: recipe cards printable, scissors and your choice of pizza making supplies
1. Print the free recipe cards I created for you. Cut each card out so that you have four separate pieces.
2. Gather your pizza making supplies. We like to use the super easy pizza dough recipe from Happy Hooligans. You will also need pizza sauce, shredded cheese and pepperoni.
It is time to learn and create!
Lay the picture recipe cards out on the table and talk about each one. Then, have your child sequence the cards in the correct order. Sequencing is an important skill for reading comprehension and also spelling.
You are ready to start making the pizza. Let your child talk through each step on the cards while he works. This is a wonderful way to build vocabulary and develop language skills.
When the rocket pizzas have finished cooking, add a few red and orange pepper strips for the flames. Add a small bowl of moon sauce (aka ranch dip) for the veggies.
While the pizzas cook, read one of these fun rocket books.
Practice counting with On The Launch Pad by Michael Dahl.
Zoom into space with an animal crew in Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton.
Enjoy some of these pizza themed books during lunch too!
Make Chicka Coconut Banana Booms in the kitchen.
Try this yummy fruit salad.
How is that for some preschool literacy activities in the kitchen fun?
Keep reading. Visit the links below for more great space ideas from the #playfulpreschool team!
Passport to the Planets: A Science Writing Prompt for Kids by Still Playing School
These are awesome! I miss the days of doing foodie crafts with my little ones. The “baby” is going on 10 now, but at least he still loves to cook.
Thanks so much for linking up to What’s for Lunch Wednesday last week, this is one of the featured posts this week!
Samantha @ Stir the Wonder says
I love this idea! You’re son is so creative to think of rocket juice to fill his tank! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you join us again next week!
Rocket shaped pizza! Love it. Being in the kitchen is a nice vocabulary to introduce to little ones.
This looks like a blast! Pun intended!
Brilliant – Friday is pizza night for my kids – this week they will be making the rocket pizza with the instructions.
I love this idea! We enjoy making fun food and my son would be super excited about rocket pizzas! We are going to try to make them this week.