Almost everyone loves pizza right? I like it because it gives me a break from cooking dinner, we don’t have to necessarily go anywhere, and it’s easy to clean up. And it tastes good! It’s also versatile. So pretty much everyone in the family can have something they like without having to go to 100 places or cook 100 things. (Over exaggeration obviously, I don’t have 100 people in my family). I think I like this pizza activity as much as I like the real thing! Sometimes instead of delivery we make homemade pizza. My daughter would prefer if we did it more than we do, but let’s be real: I like the aspect of delivery better. So when she begged me for a few days, I told her we could. This activity was not what she was expecting but they had just as much fun!
Explore Textures With This Pizza ActivityExploring texture can be done in so many ways. This activity is a more visual way of exploring textures and patterns. Kids can see on the rolling pin, the different textures and they can imprint them into the paint on the paper plate.
Supplies Needed:Kids Washable Paint (We Used Brown For The Crust) Paper Plate (One For Each Pizza) Plastic, Textured Rolling Pins Pom Poms
How To:We poured a little paint on the paper plate. I told my daughter to pick a plastic textured rolling pin and roll out the paint. It was fun to see how the patterns mixed and how the paint squished into the form of the texture. Even thought it was slight, the textured rolling pins did create texture with the paint. When it dried you could feel the different layers. To create the pizza portion I gave my daughter various colors of pom poms to represent the toppings. I told her to just put it on how ever she’d like. I loved watching my daughter do this activity. She was so inquisitive and happy with the results. Her hands did get dirty from the rolling pins being covered in the paint, but that is why we used washable paint. It didn’t make a mess anywhere else, but I did have a towel for her to wipe the paint off her hands with, which was helpful.
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