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Letter "Pp"

Printable Coloring Pages for Letter "Pp" Pig     Pumpkin

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Crafts & Activities

Prop Box Idea for the Letter Pp = Pigs
Add costumes and props for children to act out the story of The 3 Little Pigs.

Make a Display Box for "Pp"
Decorate a box with the letter "Pp" theme. Inside the box place items (or pictures of items) whose names begin with Pp. Some ideas below:
Food
peanuts, pizza, popcorn, pretzels, pineapple, potatoes, pickles, and pears
Animals, Insects & Birds
panda, penguin, pig, platypus, praying mantis, parakeet, parrot
Miscellaneous
paper, pants, picture, plants, pyramid, party,

Or fill an album with pictures of items that begin with the letter "Pp"


Recognizing the Letter "Pp"
Introduce the letter "Pp" to the children by showing them the printed lower and upper case Pp. Have letter Pp's hidden in the room and let the children find them. Sound out the letter Pp and words that begin with the letter.

Peanut Butter Play dough
1 c. Smooth Peanut Butter
1/2 c. Honey
2 c. Nonfat Dry Milk
Add half of the dry and mix; then continue to add a little at a time until it feels soft & playful! Use less than 2 cups of dry milk if the clay seems to be getting dry. You can add raisins, coconut, chocolate chips etc. to decorate. This is edible, if you so choose.

Paper Bag Penguins
Stuff a paper lunch bag with newspaper, fold over the top, and staple closed. Paint the entire bag black and let dry. Cut a white body from construction paper and glue onto the front of the penguin. Add eyes and a beak. Cut feet from construction paper and glue to the bottom of the bag.

Sensory Table Idea for the Letter Pp = Pigs in the mud
Ask to borrow plastic pigs from all of your kid’s play farm sets. Put some potting soil and cups of water into your sensory table or bins. Let the kids make the mud themselves, and play with the pigs in it.


Songs, Finger Plays & Nursery Rhymes

The Penguin

I am bird you know quite well.
All dressed in black and white.
And even though I do have wings,
They're not designed for flight.

I waddle, waddle, waddle,
On my funny little feet.
Across the icy snow I go,
To find a fishy treat.

I Know a Little Penguin
(Sung to: "I'm a Little Teapot")

I know a little penguin
Who sat on ice blocks,
He swam in the ocean
And he climbed on some rocks!
He snapped at a seagull,
He snapped at a seal,
He snapped at a fish,
Oh, what a meal!

The Pig
(Sung to: "Camp Town Races")

The pig rolls in the mud all day.
Oink-oink, oink-oink.
That is what he likes to say,
Oink-oink-oink-oink-oink.
Curly tail that grows,
Pudgy little nose.
Mud is where he likes to be,
And it really shows.


Stories to Read Aloud

If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Pigs Love Mud by Richard Powell

The Three Little Pigs

Penguin Pete by Marcus Pfister

Sam's Pizza by David Pelham

Pizza for Breakfast by Maryann Kovalski (Originally published as Frank and Zelda)


Recipes

Pizza
You could make a different kind of pizza every day, if you wanted to! Use English muffins one day, Boboli crust another, hamburger buns, French bread, or make your own crust together. Here’s a fun one to try:
Crazy Crust
Make this batter pizza crust and top it with any of your favorite toppings. There's a trick to this recipe - the pizza sauce and cheese are put over the toppings AFTER the crust has baked for 20 minutes so it will set properly. The crust gets chewy as this pizza bakes, making a wonderful version of a thick crust pizza.

1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2/3-cup milk
2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease and dust with flour a 14" round pizza pan or a 15x10" jellyroll pan. Set aside. In large bowl combine dry ingredients. Add milk and eggs and mix just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan, tilting pan as necessary so batter covers bottom of pan. Sprinkle cooked toppings, except for pizza sauce and cheese, over batter and bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes until crust is golden brown. THEN drizzle with desired pizza sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer until crust is deep golden brown and toppings are thoroughly heated.

Pancakes
Follow the recipe according to package directions and serve with maple syrup.

Ideas for this theme submitted by Beth (RYJACK16) and Ruth (RUTHJRC)

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