Did you know October is national pizza month? Yeah, me neither. Every month is pizza month around here. But we are never ones to pass up a celebration. Especially if it involves food. So we read the book, One Pizza, One Penny. Here's the summary from Amazon: "Ben Bear is renowned for his perfect pizzas. Chris Croc is famous for his mouthwatering cakes. When the richest man in the world buys a slice of Chris's pizza, he decides to go into business. But as soon as he sets up his roadside stand, Ben sets up one of his own across the street, and the neighbors turn into fierce rivals. Slow business and creeping hunger force the two chefs to come up with a solution that shows that friendship is the best possible nourishment." It's a cute story with cute illustrations. The kids liked it.
We made some fun noisemakers combining pennies and pizza after we read the story:
To make your own: put two paper plates facing each other and tape together. Slip a few pennies in there. Add the sauce (a red circle of construction paper) and cheese (I just folded a yellow piece of paper similar to how you'd fold it to make a snowflake and cut it.) Add circles for pepperoni and slices of green pepper (not that my kids will actually eat that on their pizza!).