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Making Pizza

Having fun in the kitchen is a great way to learn!
I think it is important to give children a simple project so that they can succeed and feel proud of their accomplishments.

I picked up Lucas after school and we decided to make pizza for dinner, but I needed a shopping list, and he offered to help.

He was learning to print and to sound out words.
I asked what he liked on his pizza and we started to make a list...
"Lala... how do you spell pepperoni?"
And don't forget the black olives!

And then... off to the store to do some shopping.

He had great fun grating the cheese... take a nibble, and then grate some more.

His little sister Alaina joined in the fun as they placed the toppings on the pre-made crust.
We had pizza sauce, bits of sauteed Italian sausage, pepperoni, olives, and cheese... lots of cheese!

As they worked, I had the idea of putting the pizza on a lazy-susan and giving it a spin as they spread the cheese.
We all laughed as the pizza was spinning. And it worked just fine!

A sprinkling of herbs and some olive oil and the pizzas were ready to go in the oven.

YUM! YUM! Now... let's eat!

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