Pizza Pizzazz

Words You Can Use: Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Sausage Balls

What You Need:

  • Italian sausage balls
  • mini cheese pizzas
  • napkins
  • paper plates
  • pepperoni slices

What You Do:

  1. Prepare mini pizzas ahead of time or buy mini cheese pizzas.
  2. Bake them completely in an oven or microwave and let them cool.
  3. Cook the Italian sausage balls until they are done.
  4. Have the children wash their hands, then gather them together into a group.
  5. Pass out pizza to each child. Remind the children not to eat thir pizza at this time. Provide several small bowls with sausage balls and several with pepperoni slices.
  6. Have the children predict how many sausage balls and/or how many pepperoni slices it will take to fully cover up their pizzas. Demonstrate for the children what “fully” means. Encourage children to discuss their predictions.
  7. Then have the children fill their pizzas with the sausage or pepperoni slices.
  8. Ask the children to count how many pieces were actually needed to full the pizza.
  9. Discuss the results of the experiment.
  10. After the activity, invite the children to have a Pizza Pizzazz Party and eat their pizzas.

Questions You Can Ask

  • How many sausage balls and/or pepperoni slices did it take to fill up your cheese pizza?
  • Was your prediction close to the actual amount needed? Why or why not?



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