Editor, momstown Guelph
At momstown in Guelph, staff, children and parents had great fun while they made their own crafty pizzas. All that was needed for this simple, but fun, learning craft (as you can see by the picture) were some construction paper cut-outs of a variety of pizza toppings, as well as a few circular, dough, pizza cut-outs. Lastly, you will need some glue, and a black marker, in order to print the various alphabet letter sounds on the different pizza toppings. And, alas, you have your child's very own personal, pan, alphabet pizza!
If you are brave, you can even take this idea one step further and host your very own Mini-Pizza Party for your youngsters. Just keep in mind the following tips, to make it the best learning party ever!
First, for this kids cooking party you will want to print-off for each child the homemade pizza recipe card (link below) for each child that will be at the party.
The children can then follow the recipe while they are creating their very own pizzas. It is also a good idea to include an extra one for them to take home, as this recipe card may get a little messy in the process! So much learning (reading, following directions, mixing, measuring) is involved in this party idea!
You will also need:
· Masking tape (to label kid chefs name on the pans)
· Several pizza pans or cookie sheets
· Spoons- one for each child for spreading and a few extras if needed
· 1 set of teaspoons
· 1 set of tablespoons
· 1 set of cups
· Actual recipe ingredients (I use tupperware sectioned containers)
· An assortment of pizza toppings
· Rolling pin if desired
· Paper plates, cups and eating utensils
*If you are hosting an actual birthday party, a party favour to send home could be a plastic kids' kitchen utensil set, or aprons or chef hats that children could decorate themselves. Another gift idea could be a magnetic letter set for each child accompanied with a rolling pin and a round, magnetic pizza pan (children can still magnetic letters to their pizza pan to form words!). The recipe card, and any leftover pizza should be a parting gift as well!
For more recipe and craft ideas, be sure to check back into the momstown website regularly!