Homemade Pizzas

8 Aug

Very easy and very enjoyable, a great lunch or dinner or even an afternoon snack… You can be creative and use toppings that your children enjoy (and maybe add a couple of new tastes in there too – Thomas hadn’t tried pineapple before today). Thomas and his friend had a great time making pizzas together for their lunch today.

Sprinkling toppings on is good for children’s hand eye co-ordination and also for fine motor skills. Older children could help with the preparation by cutting up some of the ingredients. Making pizzas also develops children’s sense of independence and decision making skills. They have control over what they put on the pizza and therefore are more likely to eat it.

Ingredients:

English muffins (1 per child)

Tomato sauce (or pizza sauce if you prefer a stronger flavour)

Toppings of your choice – we started with the basics ham, pineapple and cheese. Chop your ingredients into small pieces and put in individual bowls so children can make the choice of what they’d like to put on their pizzas.

Grated cheese

What you do:

Preheat oven to 180°C

Cut muffin in half.

Using a butter knife, help your child spread some sauce over each of the muffins.

Show your child how to put the toppings on and then let them create their own pizzas.

Finish by sprinkling  some cheese and put in oven for approximately 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Eat while still warm… YUM!

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