Building and baking a pizza together is a simple and interactive way to introduce your children to the world of cooking. It’s a wonderful sensory activity. Not only will they watch everything come together with their eyes- all of their other senses will be engaged too!
Through touching and smelling the ingredients (and of course through tasting!) they will have the opportunity to discover a little more about the food we eat and the world around them.
We made pizza last Sunday while the whole family was home using refrigerated Pillsbury pizza crust, a jar of pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, olives and pineapple!
Their were two crusts in the container so we were able to make two pizzas! We spread the dough out, poured some sauce on the top and gave each of the kids a spoon so they could carefully spread it around.
Next came the cheese!
When it came to placing on the toppings our daughter carefully placed little bits of pepperoni and Canadian bacon while our son preferred to dump all of the pineapples and olives out as fast as he could! It was a great expression of their personalities!
Following the directions on the pizza crust packaging we baked our pizzas for about 10 minutes at 425.
It turned out great!
Just in case you want to do what we did…
Our Sunday Pizza Recipe
One can Pillsbury classic pizza crust (2 crusts included)
One jar pizza sauce
2-3 cups shredded mozarella
1 package sliced pepperoni
1 package sliced Canadian bacon
1 small can sliced olives
1 can pineapple tidbits
Preheat oven to 425
Spread dough over baking pans
Spread sauce and add cheese and toppings to taste! Sprinkle more cheese on top
Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Let sit and cool 10 minutes