Letter P Extras




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asta Variety
Submitted by Jackie
Go to an Arts and Crafts store or a Store with a lot of ethnic foods and buy as many different sizes and shapes of pastas as you can find. Your children will enjoy seeing how many different kinds are available.
Homemade Pasta
Submitted by Helen
If you have a homemade pasta machine, make it with your children. They will love to see how pasta is made
Popcorn Types
Submitted by Lori
Using an air popper, make several batches of popcorn. When the popcorn has cooled off, have the children split the popcorn up into several zip loc bags. Pour melted butter into each bag. Sprinkle a dry ingredient into the bags, close the top, and have your children shake it.
Some choices for dry ingredients are Cinnamon, sugar, dry ranch, dry cheese, garlic, etc.
Have your children choose which one they like best and graph the results
Peace Headband
Submitted by Amy
Give each of your children a headband with dove prints on it to symbolize the peace and harmony that Dr. King stood for. These are easy to make simply use small white paper plates and draw a line to down the middle of the plate and then on one half draw a second perpendicular line to the first line. Cut along the lines. The small sections work to form the dove wing and tail and the larger section is the dove's body. Have your children cut out circles for the dove head. After the children cut and put the dove together, attach to a headband. I also have olive leaves out of green construction paper to add on the band. I write words on the headband like "Freedom" "Equality" what ever there is room for. After the headbands are complete we have a "Peace March" through the halls of the school
Pasta Kitchen
Submitted by Nina
In your dramatic play area provide pasta
*Put several different sizes, shapes and colors of pasta in the area
*Provide pans, spoons, and bowls for your children to pretend their cooking in.
*You can also use yarn colored like spaghetti and pom-poms for meatballs
Peace Walk
Submitted by Julie
Have your children make signs (just like they did on real peace walks) and take a peace walk through your school
In Room Post Office
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
Paint a big box blue. Then cut it out so that it is 3-sided with a window. You can them make it a Post Office by puttin gup a sign. For additional touches include envelopes, stamps (stickers), a scale, a mail carrier uniform, pens (crayons), paper, and ink pads.
Match the Bow Tie
Submitted by Julie
Copy five penguin designs. Make each penguin have different color shoes. Next make 5 bow ties that are the same color as the shoes. Let the kids match the bow ties with the penguin it belongs to.
Pizza Parlor
Submitted by Wilma
Create a pizza parlor using a large appliance box.
  • Provide Pizza Pans
  • Provide Toppings (Yarn for Cheese, Circle cutouts for Peporoni, green felt peppers, etc)
  • Save old pizza boxing for pretend deliveries
  • Go to your local pizza store and ask for donations of anything they can (My class got an old car topper!)
Individual Pizzas
Submitted by Leslie
Make individual pizzas with your class. The possibilities are endless, you can use English muffins, Ritz crackers, Pitas for dough. For all add a little sauce, cheese, and cook until the cheese is melted.
Peace Center
Submitted by Julie
Create a corner of the room where children can go when they are not getting along to talk out their problems and get a solution. If they can not work something out have them get a counselor (the teacher)
Pirate Dramatic Play Area
Submitted by Cindy

Provide bandanas, eye patches, stripes t-shirts, old blue jeans cut and frayed just below the knees, Jolly Roger flag, cardboard telescopes, cardboard treasure chest, costume jewelry, felt pirate hats, made up treasure maps, etc
Pumpkin Pie Playdough
Submitted by Cindy
What You Need:
  • 5 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Salt
  • 8 teaspoon cream of tatar
  • 3/4 Cups Oil
  • 1 (1 1/2 ounces) container pumpkin pie spice
  • Orange Food Coloring (2 parts yellow, 1 part red)
  • 4 Cups Water
What You Do:
  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat until all lumps disappear.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it is smooth.
  4. Store in airtight container.
Pumpkin Snack
Submitted by Cindy
Pumpkins seeds: spray pan with cooking spray, encourage children to help place a thin layer of seeds on the pan. Bake until toasted and have has snack.
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