I love math, and love doing math games with my kids. In our home, math games come in all shapes and sizes! This preschool activity is full of math – and teaches self-help skills and reading too.
Following a visual recipe is a wonderful activity for toddlers and preschoolers. This one single activity gives you a lot of bang for your buck! Your little one will be learning math, reading, and self help skills. And all the while having so much fun!
My Sammy, at the age of 3, really loves doing things by himself (except getting himself dressed – my goodness I would love tips on that! I fear I will be dressing him until he is a teenager). He loves cooking – and especially loves cooking when he can do it by himself.
By following the above visual recipe, Sammy can make pizza almost all on his own!
Here is how he makes his pizza.
First of all, he pokes the dough with a fork:
I use the recipe from MrsJanuary.com for our pizza dough – super simple, quick and very yummy:Simply:
Dissolve 2.5 tsp yeast and 1 tsp sugar into 3/4 cup warm water
wait 10 minutes
add 1 tsp salt and 1 3/4 cup flour
knead (then add toppings and bake – no rising!)
Add 1 cup of sauce ( I have Sammy measure, but of course the exact measurement doesn’t matter what so ever – perfect for the littlest of chefs!)
Spread with a spoon
Add 1 cup of grated cheese (and keep an eye on your Daddy and baby brother – or they just may eat it all up!)
After, Add any toppings you like – I include different measurements and amounts to help Sammy with counting
We added 4 tbsp pepper and 2 chopped tomatoes
Have Mama or Daddy bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes and gobble it all up!
Following these visual recipes has been so good for Sammy’s confidence. He feels very capable and helpful. And oh the pride when he serves his pizza!
You may also be interested in a visual recipe for Sam’s Smoothie
What do your little ones love to make?