Play Dough Pizza

pizza play dough

As you may know, I’m off on holiday this week, so whilst I’m having fun I have several guest posts by other amazing bloggers for you.  So without further ado, please say hi to Nicola from Learning Toy Guide.

Thanks to Jenny for inviting me over to guest post whilst she is off on her holidays. My name is Nicola and you can find me over at Learning Toy Guide, where we help you to choose the best learning toys for your kids.

I am mum to Liam 8, Freddie 6 and Bella 4 and we love doing activities together at home after school. We are all about sensory and pretend play right now, so when i asked my kids if they wanted to set up their own pretend pizzeria and bake some play dough pizzas, they couldn’t wait to get started.

I sent them off to find some suitable toppings (our Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks) whilst I cooked up some Pizza Play Dough for them to add them too.

pizza play dough

How to make Pizza Play Dough

1 cup of wholemeal flour

1 cup of plain white flour

1 cup of salt

1 tbsp of olive oil

1tsp cream of tartar

1 cup of warm water

Mix all of the ingredients together in a pan over a medium heat and keep stirring them together until a ball of dough forms.

If the mixture is too dry then gradually add in a little more water, if it is too wet then add in a little more flour a spoonful at a time.

I like to give our playdough a good knead for a few minutes on a floured surface before handing it over to the kids to play with, as this helps to improve the texture of it.

Making Play Dough Pizzas

pizza play dough

Once the play dough was cooked and the pattern blocks had been sorted out into their different toppings, we just had to find a few pretend play kitchen utensils and we were ready to take our first order.

pizza play dough

Bella went for the big approach, using all of her play dough to make one large pizza for mummy, topped with her favourite “smelly” cheese, tomato sauce and olives. As she squashed  and shaped her play dough to make my pizza, she was also giving her fine motor skills a good workout.

pizza play dough

My boys decided on the mini pizza approach. They really got into the pretend play element of being “Pizza Chefs” kneading and flattening their pizza bases and even attempting a spin. They then loaded them up with their favourite toppings and went off in search of a “Pizza Oven” (they made one under the settee).

pizza play dough

Once they were “cooked” we enjoyed our food and then started all over again.

pizza play dough

I now have the dough stored away in an airtight container to bring out another time.

Thanks again to Nicola for her fab post, please check out her Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

J x

3 Comments

  1. June 7, 2016 / 11:42 pm

    What a lovely activity, I am already accustomed to making home made playdough every 3 weeks or so and so may add this to my list of ideas for play.

  2. June 9, 2016 / 10:52 pm

    Oh this looks so much fun! Play dough is always a favourite in our house, they can play with it for ages without getting bored. I love the addition of the pizza theme!
    Nat.x

  3. June 14, 2016 / 10:36 am

    We had so much fun with this activity and have made many more pizzas since writing this up for you. I hope you had a good holiday!

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