Imaginative Play Making Pizzas
- Imaginary Play and Play with Equipment/Props
Children like to pretend they are making food from a variety of items in the playground. Making Pizzas was one of a number of these games.
At School 04
Flowers and sticks from the playground
The boys made a 'pizza' using a rock as the base and natural materials as the toppings. They rubbed the juice from the stem of a plant onto the rock as the base, then added leaves, grass, Bougainvillea flower petals and little stones and dirt to complete the 'pizza'. They placed the special board on to some sticking-out roots of a tree and put the 'pizza' on to the board. This is how they always serve them.
The boys always play this game in the same place, in the bushes and trees of the garden at the end of the P and F Oval. We have since learned that this area is out of bounds because some boys were digging out the rocks and removing them, causing undermining of the steep slope. There really isn't anywhere else where the boys can play with natural materials.
At School 18
Clover and sticks from the playground and a plastc triangle
Four girls pounding clover with sticks on plastic triangle. Chefs making pizza.