We made pepperoni pizza in preschool

Today the children made pepperoni and sausage pizzas. This is part of our ongoing theme for healthy eating. We have made fruit pizzas, cheese pizzas, veggie pizzas, and today was the meat group – meat pizza!

The teacher had already precut red pepperoni, brown sausage, and yellow cheese from construction paper.

The children used their glue sticks to add their toppings to the pizzas. I actually observed two classes working on this at the same time in two different rooms…

Each teacher used their own ideas for implementing the process today. I love seeing the differences in teaching styles, perceptions, ideas, and approach.  The children in classroom A made a single pizza with the toppings on top…

The children in the classroom B  made three small pizzas with the toppings on top…

After the children in classroom B were finished with their pepperoni pizzas, the teacher invited each child to take a minute and count the number of pepperoni they put on their pizza…

Both approaches to the same activity had great results and in each class, the children took their time placing the toppings where they wanted them to go on their pizzas.

Tomorrow – we make real pizzas! Yum!

By |2010-11-12T06:00:08+00:00November 12th, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog November 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    What a great activity!! They must have had so much fun with this, and they look good enough to eat!

    • Deborah J. Stewart November 12, 2010 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      They really took their time and just worked away. I never know what they are going to like:)

  2. V.Kerr November 13, 2010 at 12:58 am - Reply


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