Collage Art For Conversations Around Food, Pizza Project

Pizza Project Collages: A group project that inspires team building. Age appropriate for preschool through elementary school.

Tzu Chi 2014 -2

Project Ideas: responsibility, health, non traditional materials, interpersonal, team building

Vocabulary: Basic shapes, including circle, square, triangle, and rectangle, pattern, texture, repetition, collage

Materials: Large brown paper (large paper bags or butcher paper), scrap construction paper, glue and scissors

Directions:

  1. Take brown paper and cut into a large circle.
  2. Have students work together to curl edges of paper circle to make a pizza crust.
  3. Have students discuss their favorite pizza toppings.
  4. Cut shapes for different toppings.
  5. Pizza can have different sections with different toppings.
  6. Glue on pizza parts.

Opportunity for discussion and play:

  • Students can pretend their group is its own pizza shop.
  • Create a name for restaurant, menu with prices, and descriptions for different toppings with names for different kinds of pizza.

*This project is a great way to encourage young children to make collage and also talk about healthy foods. Are there different kinds of vegetables that can make a pizza a bit healthier? Have them work in teams to figure out how to make a healthy pizza, and present all the vegetables they chose as toppings.

References: Nutrition.gov – food safety, recipes, and cooking resources

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