This felt pizza craft is a fun way to get your kids excited about making dinner. It’s also an excellent fine motor skills activity for little hands.
When I was a little kid, my best memories were the times spent with my mom. I remember the great excitement of going back to school shopping with my sister and brother. My mom would enlist the help of my grandmother to keep an eye on our rambunctious baby brother. It was truly a family affair.
We would spend the day trying on clothes and hiding under the clothing racks as my mom searched for the “perfect” outfit for us. To her, perfect meant finding matching clothes in different colors for myself and my sister. Being 1 day less than a year apart, we loved it. She always made sure the colors were different so we could maintain a sense of personal style.
Truth be told, I loved it. I loved that people would ask my mom if we were twins, everywhere we went. It was so much fun and it made us giggle for hours! After our long day of shopping our Grandma would treat us to lunch and ice cream if we had been “very” good. We were never “very” good, but in our Grandma’s eyes we were always “good enough.”
As an adult I miss those days, especially that my Grandmother is no longer with us. The foundation that she and my mother built for our family resonates with me every day. I am trying my best to instill the same qualities in my own family. I make sure we schedule family time every single day, whether it be taking our dog for a walk, reading books together, or creating a fun craft.
To get my kids ready for the new school year, I get them back on their school schedule. I have the kids return to their morning routine of having breakfast, washing up and getting dressed. I add more structure to their day and increase the time they spend reading. At night, we get back into the dinner, bath, books and bed routine. As the summer winds down, having more structure in our days and evenings helps the kids get back on track for school.
In anticipation of the upcoming school year, I always make sure I have a have a freezer full of easy-to-make snacks and dinners. During the busy week, it’s important to me to be able to provide my children with a meal they love. Pizza is always highest on their requested dinner list and I love how quickly I can prepare Ellio’s Pizza with a side of salad for my family.
I also appreciate that Ellio’s frozen pizza is an incredibly convenient and satisfying meal option that I can feel good about serving to my kids. Ellio’s only uses the freshest ingredients with 100% real cheese and no artificial flavors. Plus, Ellio’s was launched in Long Island over 5 decades ago and you know how we love our local brands.
Since it can be a bit chaotic right before dinner is served, I’ve found that a fun way for me to get everyone settled down is to set up a craft for them. As I prepare dinner, I encourage my children to color or craft at the kitchen table. Not only does it keep me company, but it is a nice way for them to spend time together. We recently created this felt pizza craft before we sat down to our Ellio’s Pizza.
FELT PIZZA CRAFT
- Assorted felt
- Clear school glue
Step 1: Have the kids cut out three felt circles with each circle slightly smaller than the first.
Step 2: Glue the circles one on top of each other.
Step 3: When dry, cut into 4 pieces.
Step 4: Let your child decorate their piece of felt pizza with felt mushrooms, anchovies, peppers – whatever they think is fun!
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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dr. Oetker USA LLC. I received compensation for this post, however all opinions stated are my own.