Reading Aloud Activity

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 | Resources

Flannel Board Song P-I-Z-Z-A (tune: BINGO)

Submitted by: Iris Kaneshige, McCully-Moiliili Public Library
Suggested age: Toddlers and Preschoolers
Book:  Hi, Pizza Man by Virginia Walter

This is a food-themed project. The book is about pizza as well as different animals and the sounds they make. The extension activity is a great way to develop letter recognition as well as number recognition.

Credit: Song lyrics by
Credit: Storyboard art by Iris Kaneshige

I had a pizza big and round
And all of it was mine-o!
P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A
And all of it was mine-o!

I had a pizza that I shared
One piece went to my brother
But the rest was mine-o!


I had a pizza that I shared
One piece is all I’m left-o
And now that piece is gone-o!

You can point to each letter as you sing it to encourage letter recognition.


The pizza is cut into 5 pieces to accompany the song.


In between each verse as you take away one slice, you can ask the children how many pieces are left to develop their counting skills.