food shapes

Shapes are everywhere! Finding shapes in foods can help introduce young children to many shapes found in daily life. Recognizing shapes helps strengthen vocabulary, math comprehension, and critical thinking skills.

So, how do you make pizza about more than just, well, pizza? If you feel like you’re always playing 20 questions with your preschooler, now’s your chance to turn the tables to be the inquisitive one.

If you’re eating pizza for dinner you can ask questions like, what shape is this food? How many sides are on the pizza? Can you count them? How many pepperoni’s’ are on this pizza slice? Can you think of something else that is in the shape of a triangle? What other shapes do you see on the pizza?

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