Almost everyone loves pizza and one of the most fun things about a pizza is all the toppings!
At Wild Oaks Cottage School- Preschool in the Park, they created a Do-It-Yourself Pizza and Math game that helps develop number recognition, 1-to-1 correspondence, and helps students with learning about matching numbers to a shown amount to learn how to follow a recipe much like they would use for a real pizza.
What You Need
- A print-out picture/drawing of a plain cheese pizza
- Big red buttons (these are the, “pepperoni,” pieces)
- Small black buttons (these represent black olives)
- Green pipe cleaners (these represent peppers)
- Pieces of paper that request various ingredients on the pizza
- If you want to come-up with other ingredients you can too
How to Do the Activity
Give each student a pizza and a bunch of the, “Toppings.”
Hand-out the papers with directions of various ingredients to put atop the pizza
Help students as they read the directions and put the correct toppings on their pizza–“Your paper says you need two olives, so how many olives do you need to count-out to put on the pizza?
“You can make-up any other toppings you want to do fun as well if students can handle more complex directions