Preschoolers love that blue cat-Pete. And, I love that Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party is full of early literacy possibilities. Let’s have some fun with these Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party activities. It doesn’t get more fun than enjoying a little more Pete in these Pete the Cat activities.
Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party Book
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In Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly & James Dean, Pete is having a pizza party and wants the guests to have a perfect pizza. What ingredients would make the perfect pizza? Perhaps ingredients that start with the letter p.
Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party Activities
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-What is your favorite pizza topping? (before reading)
-How many ingredients are on the pizza? Periodically stop and count the ingredients throughout the story. (during reading)
-Do you think that Pete’s pizza is perfect? What would you change? (after reading)
Literacy Activity: Build the Perfect /P/ Pizza
Skill: Beginning letter sounds
Materials: printable (included), cardstock or paper, scissors, and laminator (optional)
Preparation: Print and cut out the printable pieces on cardstock or paper. Laminate for durability if you desire.
Playing: Place the pizza and refrigerator in the middle of the students or hang on a board for all to see. Pass out an ingredient to each child. Students will take turns naming their ingredients and identifying the beginning sound. If the ingredient starts with /p/ they get to add it to the pizza. If it doesn’t, then they place ”back” in the refrigerator.
Here are some other ideas to try too.
- Let students draw their ideal pizza.
- Make and/or eat pizza.
- Set up a pizza shop in the dramatic play area.
- Read more Pete the Cat books and compare them to see which characters overlap.
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