Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tot School: Pizza!

We had a fun week! Looking back we really had 3 little themes so I'm going to separate Asa's portion of the post into those three categories so that it doesn't look so disjointed.

I made this cute little pizza toss game (not including the box). I printed out images I found on Google that that could be pizza toppings then mounted them to cereal boxes and laminated them. Asa would then throw the toppings into the box.
Perfect throw!
Making pizza for lunch.
This might look kind of gross, but the kids really enjoyed it. I made pizza playdoh by adding Italian spices to the dough. I left some the natural color and dyed some red for the sauce and pepperoni. The cheese is yellow yarn.
Using clipart from the computer I made a sheet of pictures with corresponding words to use as a guide. Then I gave Asa a copy with the just the pictures. He used alphabet stamps to match the guide words. He really had a whole lot of fun with this little activity and I will probably do something similar for future themes. It's so nice when he likes something I put together!
Checking the guide for the next letter.
Next up is a little sensory bin search and find. My kids love these little search and find bins! The pepperoni was hidden in the alphabet noodles and Asa had to dig them out and place it on the matching letter.

For the life of me I cannot seem to find where I printed off this cute little pizza file folder game from. It was just a recent post too. Let me know if you recognize it so I can give credit to the fabulous creators. I got the idea for the alphabet pasta box from Spell Outloud.
Looking for letters.
Working on his P is for pizza craft.
Finished product. :)
While listening to the lesson of Joseph's colorful coat (taken from Danielle's Place). We focused a lot on different colors: green for the brother's envy, black for their hardened hearts, red for the blood on Joseph's coat, blue for how sad Jacob must have been. Each time I said a color Asa would use that color on a coffee filter until he heard the next color.
After the lesson we sprayed the coffee filters with water and when they were dry we cut them out and put them on Joseph. Asa's is on the left.
The next lesson we did was how Joseph was obedient to God and was thrown into jail. While in jail God used Joseph to tell men about the dreams they had. This was the foundation for Joseph being used in the future. We talked about how even though bad things happen to us, God never leaves us. This worksheet and the one below are from Henny Penny's
In this lesson we talked about how Joseph was given the meaning of Pharaoh's dream. Even though Joseph's story is sometimes sad and frustrating when it seems to go wrong God had a purpose and a plan for Joseph's life. What men meant for bad, God can use it for good.
Flower transferring. He worked so hard at using these tweezers and ended up transferring most of the flowers with them.
Sorting Lucky Charms
Marble painting shamrocks. This was so fun, easy, and surprisingly not messy. I think that we will be doing this quite often.
Plus they look so pretty on a ribbon hanging in the window.
We also made rice krispie treats, only we used Lucky Charms. I got this idea from Jada Roo Can Do. Cute little blog, you should stop by.
Silas really was quite camera shy this week. So I wanted to make sure that I put the camera down a lot while I was playing with him. This resulted in a lack of pictures of what we did, but I was able to take a handful of photos of him.

Tearing apart my hard work on the pizza toss game. Little stinker. :)
He is still really enjoying the poker chips with letters written on them.
Of course for pizza week we played with our Melissa and Doug pizza a lot.
While Annabelle and Asa were working on the alphabet search and find bin Silas enjoyed playing with some dry noodles. He really liked feeling like he was doing something special too. (Who doesn't like that feeling?)

He also made some dot art.

That was our week! We are going to be taking a break this next week from schooling. Zak is coming home so our time is going to be spent on cleaning (or in the kids case listening to mommy tell them not to make a mess a zillion times), and loving on daddy when he gets here. It has been a long almost 6 weeks and we are looking forward to relaxing with our whole family together again. I will probably post with some activities of our next theme....Noah's Ark/Rainbows it should be a fun one! Happy blogging.


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  1. That play-dough pizza is the CUTEST thing! What a terrific idea!

    I just finished making a pizza tot pack (haven't posted anything on that yet) but I'll be hanging on to your post to have some hands-on activities to go along with it. Would it be okay - when I post it - if I link to your post & share the ideas with others?

  2. I love the flower transfering; what a neat idea!

  3. The pizza play dough is such a cute idea! So creative! And the flower transferring is so fun!

  4. Great week!

    Love the pizza toss! (Jets is a favorite in our home)

    The playdough is very clever and cute!

    Thanks for sharing!


  5. I think this is the pizza file folder game you couldn't find. i love the idea of hiding the peppernoi in a sensory bin, much more fun and exciting!