We do have a pizza party to celebrate the end of Learning to Read. And in a sense, it is a “no work” celebration. Or at least it is minimal work for me compared to the pizza-making days of co-teachers working with older students.
I plan out what each student is to bring. They may trade around if necessary. Then they bring the ingredients ready to go on a pizza. The dough is made, the sausage fried and crumbled, the cheese shredded, etc. We don’t do onions, peppers, or other veggies because few of the young children like them but you easily could add them to the ingredient list.
Each child is then given an aluminum pie pan and a lump of dough. They work the dough out with their hands and add the toppings they wish.
My involvement at this point is supervising the construction, baking the pizzas, and clean-up afterwards. And the children enjoy the chance to make their pizzas just like they want them. (Except that I may have to monitor that one child doesn’t take most of the pepperonis or the cheese.) This has been a win, win idea for me on all fronts. The students anticipate it and I enjoy their creations.