“I am a Pizza” echo & participation music therapy / education lesson plan song for children

-Age: 4 to 8 plus
-Goal Area:  language,  attention,
-Objective:  This is two activities in one.  Children echo short phrases and/or put the pizza ingredients on the (paper) pizza when their ingredient is sung.
-Materials:  words and chords,  a cut out and laminated paper pizza slice and other ingredients mentioned through the lyrics.
-Method: Kids echo phrases after the therapist sings and/or puts the paper ingredients down when the therapist sings about them specifically.
-Adaptations: Try singing and making lyrics about other foods ie: tacos, salads, burritos
-Submitted by: Margie La Bella of music therapy tunes
-Melody  see youtube  http://youtu.be/76XfsSq0GPA  
-Composer: Not sure who wrote this song.  I know Peter Alsop and Charlotte Diamond have popular versions.
C
I am a pizza
………G
With extra cheese
G7
From tomatoes
C
Sauce is squeezed
F
Onions and mushrooms
G
Oregano
AmG          C Am
I    am    a   pizza
G7            C
Ready to go
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C
I am a pizza
G
Pepperoni
G7
No anchovies
C
Or phony baloney
F
I am a pizza
G
Order by phone
AmG          C Am
I    am    a   pizza
G7                     C
Please take me home
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(There are those who add a whole verse for the pizza cooking via the words: blub blub blub blub…. then continue with I am a pizza …with fresh baked crust. I am a pizza ready to bust.
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C
I am a pizza
G
Peppers on top
G7
Out of the oven
C
Into the box
F
Into the car and
G
Upside down
AmG          C Am
I    am    a   pizza G7                      C
I       am a pizza   dropped on the ground.
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(With great drama and sadness)
C
I was a pizza
G
I was the best
Am   G          C Am
I    WAS   a   pizza
G7            C
Now I’m a mess!

 I like to repeat that last part and add an

Iccy sticky gooie

Am   G          C Am

I      WAS   a     pizza
G7            C
Now I’m a mess!

 

 

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