We made pizza this week! The children tried to guess what the dough was for. A lot of them thought it was for challah. The funny thing was, they already made challah today, so they knew it must be for something else. They got another hint – we were going to put cheese on it. “Pizza!” they said. They rolled, flattened, and stretched the dough until it was a big circle. Then they put it in their pans and stretched it more so it reached the edges.

Then we prepared the toppings. We had broccoli, mushrooms, yellow and orange peppers, and olives. The children each had a turn to carefully help chop the vegetables into little pieces. Everyone wanted to try them, so we taste tested each one. Some children asked for seconds and some didn’t really like one or two of them, but they all tried all of them! Isn’t that amazing? We talked about how great it is to try something even if you don’t think you like it, because maybe you’ll like it this time. That way, you can surprise yourself by finding a new enjoyable food, as we did today. One good way to try new foods is to help cook them – they’re a lot more exciting that way.

After that, we scooped and spread sauce and sprinkled cheese on top. Then the children chose their favorite toppings to put on their pizzas. Each one came out different and delicious. Then there were more requests to taste the vegetables, so we did. Vegetables are yummy!

When they were complete, the children helped clean the table before going home. That’s an important part of cooking too!

See you next week!