I Can Make a Pizza - Sequencing, Oral Language, Categorizing and more…
This is a flexible activity set for young learners and special education, using the theme of pizza making, and focusing on the skills and understanding of sequencing/ordering and categorizing. Encourage the children to explain what they are doing, as they do it, and to give their reasons why.
- Set of large colorful cutouts to make a whole pizza, or a pizza slice, and 2 places to put the completed pizzas – a pizza box and a plate. This can be a center, a small group or individual activity. Encourage children to explain what they are doing, as they do it
- Set of the above pizza-making large cutouts in b/w – children can color and decorate the pictures. The crust, tomato sauce and the cheese of the whole pizza can be printed on colored construction paper, to save ink.
- Set of 12 pizza-making items flash cards, with a mat. Place the items in sequential order up to 6, as if making a pizza The sections on the mat are numbered 1 to 6. Children explain why they placed the items in a particular sequence – if it is logical, it is correct. This can be a center or a cut and paste activity.
- Printable (b/w) - I can make a pizza… Children draw 3 steps in making a pizza. First, next, last. There is a space for an adult to write dictated words.
- Categorizing cut and paste (b/w) – Can I eat this on a pizza? Yes, no. 12 pictures to sort.
- Printable –“This is the yummiest pizza of all!” Children draw picture, and describe it.
- 12 theme-related vocabulary picture/word strips – word wall, pocket chart. Can be used as a center – print and cut 2 sets of strips – cut up one of the sets into 2 pieces (words and pictures) and match to the intact set.