Pizza and Lessons

Lesson Plan #1 – Your Pizza Came From The Farm

  • A History of Pizza
  • Pizza Crust Ingredients
  • Tomato sauce is
  • Cheese is made from cows’ milk
  • Pepperoni and Sausage come from pigs
  • Mushrooms
  • Peppers and Onions

Pizza Lesson Objectives: Projects and activities will increase the students understanding of Agriculture.


  • Students will learn that all ingredients needed to make a pizza are produced by NYS Farmers.
  • Students will use words to describe their favorite pizza, older students can help younger students with activities and games
  • Math: Older students can create a graph of what younger students favorite pizza topping was. Younger students can discuss the different shapes on a pizza
  • Students will review the food pyramid to discuss how Pizza fits in nutritionally
  • Life skills: Performing as a team member, assisting team members to mimic working on a farm where everyone works together to get the crops planted and harvested.

Supporting Projects:

  • Pizza as big as the sun by J. Prelutsky
  • Nutrition: Use the food pyramid to discuss with children items that fit into the pyramid
  • The Science of Pizza
  • Pizza Game

To Download a complete set of web lessons, click here for part 1 and here for part 2. If you have any questions or comments about these lessons, please email us at: sprokop@nyfb.orgor call us at the office 1-800-342-4143.