I bought this Pizza Math game on sale at Target one day because I thought B would like to pretend to make pizzas. However, when I opened it up I realized what an incredible learning opportunity I had just purchased.
Let me just say I’m not blogging about this because I think you should run out and buy one, I think you could MAKE YOUR OWN!
~The game contains 6 pieces of 8 different toppings (so 48 slices total). This is the part where you can DIY. Trace 8 circles on cardstock and divide the circle into 6 pieces. Cut and decorate.
For the following games, each player draws 6 pieces to start. Then, take turns drawing and discarding until they have the pizza they need.
The Works: The first person to make a pizza with “the works” (each slice with a different topping) wins.
Half & Half: The first person to build a pizza with half of one topping and half of another wins.
Make 10: The first person to make a pizza with toppings that add up to 10 wins.
The Six Mix: The first person to make a pizza with toppings in order from 1 to 6 wins (first pieces has 1 topping, second has 2, etc.).
So far I’ve been using this game with B (2 1/2 yrs.) in a different way. As he ‘s creating pizzas I say things like:
- “Can you make a pizza with half cheese and half pepperoni?”
- “How many toppings do you have on your pizza? Can you count them?”
- “Can you make a pizza without onion?”.
He is playing AND being exposed to math concepts and vocabulary.