5 Safe Cooking Activities for Kids


2

Pizza Pies

Who doesn't love pizza? Your kids will love it even more if they help make it.
Who doesn't love pizza? Your kids will love it even more if they help make it.
Dan Holmberg/Getty Images

Pizza is one of the few dinnertime treats beloved by the vast majority of children and adults alike. The beauty of pizza is that it can be tailored to fit any taste, no matter how picky the eater. All you need is a pre-made or homemade pizza crust (or several miniature crusts for personalized creations), a can of pizza sauce, cheese and a variety of toppings. Children get a kick out of making their own pizzas, which they can compare and contrast with siblings, parents or anyone else enjoying the feast. Non-meat eaters appreciate the opportunity to create a veggie pizza with toppings like green peppers, broccoli, onions and mushrooms. Many people prefer to adorn their pizzas with less conventional toppings, such as pineapple. Still others choose to leave the cheese off altogether, smothering the crust in toppings and sauce. Homemade pizza night is one of the only mealtimes when everyone can eat exactly what he or she wants and have a great time in the process.