I love Curious George and the Pizza Party, because it has something for everyone. While reading it, I have focused on recurring sounds or words, phrases/picture descriptions, predictions; all of the typical stuff. But, this book is great for social thinking too. Since George is a good but curious little monkey, he tends to have unexpected behaviors (like staying in the kitchen to make a giant pizza while all of the other kids leave to play games). Sometimes he even has to make tough choices (like if he chooses not to clean the kitchen then he has to go home but if he does clean up his mess, he can stay and make pizzas)!
...There are all sorts of pizza themed children's books, so take your pick.
Music: "I Am A Pizza"
* bonus inspiration points * if you make a pizza costume first and then act out the song.
Poppa's Pizza Topple can bring some fun into drills. Take turns after a few times practicing target sounds, describing a picture, etc... if you can get more than 5 toppings on the pizza, then you are a better balancer than me or any of my students :).
- Following directions - the game announces a series of directions (put on 2 olives, now take off 3 pepperonis, etc.) and then states how many of each topping you should have on your pizza at the end.
- Creativity/flexibility - The toppings on this pizza happen to make great facial features. I love to make silly faces with the kids, and observe how they do things differently each time.
- Reinforcement - have the kids choose a topping to reinforce their work.
Love this pizza craft from Hippiemama