Pizza Party Play Date

11 Jul

I’ve mentioned before that we have regular play dates with our neighbours. The kids have all been enjoying some pretend ‘pizza making’ play together so we thought it was appropriate to have a “Pizza Party” and make our own pizza’s.

Pizza’s are a great meal that kids can actually really help with so if your kids are wanting to get into the kitchen, pizza is a great place to start.

First we did a pizza collage using some cut up foam shapes and a paper plate. Using their fine motor skills, the kids put ‘tomato paste’ glue onto their paper plates and then decorated their plates with the ingredients.

 

The finished product.

Then we moved onto the all important real pizza making!

First we prepared our ingredients, cutting pineapple pieces, ham and mushrooms. Using our Kiddy Kutter safety knives, the kids were able to cut their ingredients completely safely without too much input from the mum’s! Great for developing independence and confidence, not to mention fine motor skills. Thomas was reluctant to touch the ham – he didn’t like the feel of it (and doesn’t like the taste either!) but he loved cutting up the pineapple (and having a few tastes while he was doing so – chef’s privileges!).

Once the ingredients were all prepared, it was time to roll out the dough. There was a lot of concentration involved in this task but with some help we had some great looking pizza bases…

Then we had to add our toppings to our pizza’s…

First the sauce…

Then all the other toppings. During our cooking, we used lots of descriptive words such as ‘roll’, ‘spread’, ‘sprinkle’ and many others. We also sang some cooking songs (basically made up words to familiar tunes). We stuck to pretty basic ingredients but obviously you could use any ingredients you like. Thomas has only just recently decided he likes pizza so we made it simple ham, pineapple, mushroom and cheese.

They look pretty yummy! Ready to go in the oven. It was great for the kids to see the transformation from uncooked to cooked.

Cut cut… We took it in turns to use the cutter to cut the pizza.

Time to eat!

We all had a lovely day. The kids were relaxed and played with each other so nicely all day and we all enjoyed a yummy homemade lunch! Thanks for a fantastic pizza party girls!

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2 Responses to “Pizza Party Play Date”

  1. Leah McGinley July 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Thanks guys, we had a great day! Poppy loves getting involved in the kitchen, and Elle loved the pizza!

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