Here’s a collection of 15 pizza-themed activities for kids that make great extension activities for the children’s book, Pete’s a Pizza. You’ll find pizza learning activities, pizza crafts, and all kinds of kid-friendly pizza recipes!
Follow Buggy and Buddy on Pinterest!
This post contains affiliate links.
About Pete’s a Pizza
Have you read the children’s book, Pete’s a Pizza? We were first introduced to it when Theo started preschool and just had to buy a copy of our very own.
In this story, poor Pete finds himself bored on a rainy day. His father decides to cheer him up by making him into a pizza! To Pete’s delight, his dad kneads him and adds some toppings to Pete (like checkers for tomatoes and pieces of paper for cheese) and places him in the oven (the couch). And just as he’s about to be eaten, Pete the Pizza runs away and gets a big hug from Dad.
Retelling Pete’s a Pizza
Your child will have a blast retelling this story with you. He or she can play the part of Pete and get made into a pizza using the same materials that were used in the story! Your child can also pretend to be the parent and retell the story using a doll or stuffed animal. Lots of fun for little ones!
Here’s even more ways to extend the story with pizza-themed crafts, learning activities, and pizza recipes.
Pretend Pizza Play
Play Dough Pizza Parlor from Nurturestore
Pretend Play with Pete’s a Pizza from Playdough to Plato
Pretend Play Pizza Shop from Sugar Aunts
Pretend Play with Foam and Paper Pizza from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Dramatic Play Pizza Center from Pre-K Pages
Cardboard Pizza Making from Filth Wizardry
Imaginative Play Felt Pizza from Learning 4 Kids
Gross Motor Reading Game: Pizza Delivery from No Time for Flashcards
Playdough Pizza Using Lemon Herb Playdough from Happily Ever Mom
Pizza Recipes Perfect for Kids
Fruit Pizza Recipe for Cooking with Kids from Sugar Aunts
Make Your Own Pizza Station from Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Mini Fruit Pizzas from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Mini Monster Fruit Pizzas from I Can Teach My Child
Watermelon Dessert Pizza from Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Quick and Easy Pizza Breads from In the Playroom