What is Pizza Day?
For young children, everyday should be Pizza Day! Pizza Day is celebrated each year on February 9th as a way to honor one of America’s favorite foods! It is such a beloved food that people are quite attached to the style of pizza they enjoy, and from where they buy pizza. These 2 things are often contested as pizza is near and dear to our hearts. Check out these fun ways to celebrate America’s treasured treat.
3 Ways to Celebrate Pizza Day
Read-Aloud Your Favorite Books
Pipo thinks that pizza is the best. No, Pipo knows that pizza is the best. When she sets out on a neighborhood quest to prove it, she discovers, “best” might not mean what she thought it meant!
While reading aloud the book with Novel Effect, listen for enticing sounds. You’ll hear sizzling, slicing, popcorn popping, glugs and sighs as she goes on her foodie adventure!
Secret Pizza Party → How does Racoon love pizza? Oh, let him count the ways. He loves the gooey cheesy-ness, salty pepperoni-ness, sweet sweet tomato-ness, and of course the crispity crunchity crust. But someone is always chasing poor Raccoon away from his favorite food with a broom! What’s a hungry raccoon to do? Plan an elaborate secret pizza party, of course!
When you read aloud with Novel Effect, you’ll hear sounds of jazz as Raccoon plans a secret pizza party. And listening to them enjoy their slices, you’ll soon feel the pang to get your own!
Build Your Own Pizza
When pizza is out of reach, the next best thing is to build your own! This fun activity invites children to be creative, and incorporates math skills. Students will plan out what their perfect pizza pie will have, and then build it with shapes!
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Learn About the History of Pizza
Pizza has a pretty fascinating history. From where it was first made, and why, to the pie we enjoy today. Use these resources to dig into the history and evolution of America’s favorite food!
- This informative cartoon, created by DIY, illustrates the origins of pizza.
- How has pizza changed over the years? This article on Britannica Kids shares some insight into how our beloved pies host an array of toppings!
- For a more comprehensive overview of pizza, use Kiddle. This encyclopedia for kids outlines the history, preparation, cooking, and what it looks like in different countries.
More February Fun
February is filled with interesting and fun celebrations. From Black History Month and Presidents’ Day to Inventor’s Day and Pancake Day. Use the Read-Aloud Calendar to find the perfect read-aloud for all of these celebrations and never be without a great book!