Shape Chef Activity

In honor of pizza, a favorite food of many children (and adults-let’s be real), we’ve created a fun counting and shape-learning craft which can work for Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade. 

    Materials 

    For the older class version of the activity, each student will need:

    • ½ pg. Brown paper (Pizza Dough)
    • ½ pg. Red paper (Pizza Sauce) 
    • ¼ pg. Yellow paper (Topping) 
    • ¼ pg. Orange paper (Topping) 
    • ¼ pg. Green paper (Topping) 
    • ¼ pg. Black paper (Topping) 
    • ¼ pg. Pink paper (Topping)

    For the younger class version of the activity, each student will need:

    • ½ pg. Brown paper (Pizza Dough)
    • ½ pg. Red paper (Pizza Sauce) 
    • Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
    • Glue 
    • Scissors 
    • Printable

      Step 1: Determine Your Paper Needs

      To find how much paper your class needs, follow the formula: (Students) x (Paper Amount Needed)= Total Number of Papers Needed.  

      Example: 

      Miss Doe has  28 students in her class. 28 x 0.5= 14. Miss Doe needs 14 pieces of brown paper and red paper. 28 x 0.25= 7. Miss Doe needs 7 pieces of yellow, orange, green, black, and pink paper. 

      Step 2: Cut some Papers 

      We recommend turning this step into a part of your side-hustle ASMR channel ;) The scissor and paper sounds will wow your audience!

      • For an older class, use the Shape Stencils printable which has all of the different shapes on it each student will need; print out one per student 
      • For a younger class, use the Pizza & Sauce Stencil printable, which has the pizza and sauce shapes on it; print one out per student, and either cut out yourself, or allow your students to cut out themselves
      • For a younger class: Also use the Triangle, Circle, Square, Rectangle, and Hexagon printables. Use the lines to cut enough for the class, then let them choose what color they make each shape

        Step 3: Organize your Materials 

        Now that the activity is prepped, make sure to put it in a safe place, organized how you like, where you won’t forget to bring it to school (if you prepped at home).  

        Step 4: Admire Your Work 

        Here's the example of a finished shape pizza. Your class is going to love this!

        Step 5: Time for some Grown-Up Grape Juice 

        Go unwind, and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. You deserve it.

         

        Article by Miss Jenna

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