Make Up a New Game. (6-21-14)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To have some summer fun.

PRACTICE:    Today, make up your own version of Mr. Steig’s Pizza Game (Summer Fun). Below are some ideas about ways you can make it your own. Another nice addition is to let your child take a turn as the pizza maker.

    • Add new ingredients to the dough – things that are particular to your family (perhaps a spice) or something silly like bugs that tickle your tummy.
    • Select different toppings that your family especially likes – or make some up that are weird like “jiggle jots.” What on earth are those?
    • After the pizza is in the oven, try poking and prodding it a bit to see if it is done.
    • Do some math problems to figure out how to slice the pizza. If there are 5 people to eat, where should you slice to give everyone a fair piece? Should it be even rounds like refrigerator cookies? Should it be like a turkey with drumsticks and wings?

Our readers would love to hear about your special Pizza Game. Use our comment section to share.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, PETE’S A PIZZA.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Summer Fun.

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