Today’s preschool storytime was on pizza. While our 10am storytime might be a little too early to enjoy a slice, everyone still got into the theme!
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song
MOVEMENT: “Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: “Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi
“There is a treat that’s good to eat and pizza it its name.
P-I-Z-Z-A! P-I-Z-Z-A! P-I-Z-Z-A!
And pizza is its name.
Oh yum! I’m gonna eat one! (turn one slice of pizza over so the letter is no longer showing)
There is a treat that’s good to eat and pizza it its name.
*clap*-I-Z-Z-A! *clap*-I-Z-Z-A! *clap*-I-Z-Z-A!
And pizza is its name.”
Continue until you are clapping all the letters.
To remove the flannelboard pieces from the board I like to ask “How many pieces of pizza did we eat?” Then as we count to five I take the slices down. I took this flannelboard idea from Katie and Company and embellished it a little to include different toppings and make the story a little more colorful.
Pizza Man, Pizza Man
Pizza man, pizza man turn around.
Pizza man, pizza man touch the ground.
Pizza man, pizza man give the dough a toss.
Pizza man, pizza man ladle on the sauce.
Pizza man, pizza man sprinkle on the cheese.
Pizza man, pizza man touch your knees.
Pizza man, pizza man put it in the oven.
Pizza man, pizza man press the oven button.
Pizza man, pizza man rub your tummy.
Pizza man, pizza man eat some pizza! Yummy!
“Hi, Pizza Man!” by Virginia Walter
MOVEMENT: If You’re Happy and You Know It
“Pete’s a Pizza” from Pete’s a Pizza … and more great kids stories!
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over