Pizza Making Kit

FriDIY

This month’s FriDIY will make you and your little ones hungry for some pizza!  With this crafty activity, mini chefs can put their creative cooking skills to the test without making a mess in the kitchen.  This pizza making kit will be tons of fun and you can even add an extra element of imaginative play with a play kitchen!

Here’s what you’ll need:

supplies

Steps:

  1. Cut out the three stencils.
  2. The biggest stencil will be used for the pizza crust. Place the stencil onto the tan felt and with a marker, trace around the circle and cut it out.
  3. The medium size stencil will be used for the pizza sauce. Place the stencil onto the red felt and with a marker, trace around the circle and cut it out.
  4. The smallest stencil will be used for the cheese. Place the stencil onto the white felt and with a marker, trace around the circle and cut it out.
  5. With the leftover scraps of the red felt draw circles for pepperoni and cut them out. We also made other shapes for veggies. You can use different colors of felt to represent other toppings that go on a pizza, like black olives, mushrooms, pineapple, ect.
  6. Put the layers of felt on top of one another to create the pizza.

pizza making kit

And you can’t forget to pop the pizza in the oven to let it bake! This is where your child’s play kitchen will be useful. They can place their yummy treats into the oven and you can set a timer to let them bake.

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What do you think of this delicious FriDIY creation? Will you be trying this craft with your kiddos this weekend?

Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. The small parts featured in this craft are not recommended for children under three years of age. Adult supervision is required

The Power of Determination

Thoughtful ThursdayYou can do anything that you set your mind to. This statement is especially true for one determined 12-year-old girl. “I’m not un-abled, I’m just differently abled,” said Cassidy Huff. This incredible seventh grader has a rare dwarfism syndrome, but she doesn’t let that stop her from helping others.

Cassidy just underwent her 33rd spinal surgery and during her recovery, she decided to set up an online fundraiser to help raise money to buy iPads for the special needs children that she tutors at school. Some of these students are nonverbal and have difficulty communicating with their teachers and parents.

Thoughtful Thursday DeterminationImage from: B-TownBlog.com

With the help of her fellow classmates, Cassidy was able to raise over $6,000. During the most recent assembly at Sylvester Middle School, she surprised the students with their brand new iPads.

This Thoughtful Thursday, we honor Cassidy and her determination to improve the lives of others.

8 Rules for Winter Safety

winter safety

Brrrr it’s cold outside! For those of us that have to endure the harsh winters full of snow, as chilly as it may be, it sure is beautiful. The best part of a snow filled winter is snowball fights, building snowmen (and women) and making snow angels. Even though the snow can be fun to play in, it’s very important to stay warm and dress accordingly during these frigid temperatures.  Without further ado, we’ve compiled a list of eight rules for winter safety with the help of Parents.com and KidsHealth.org:

  1. Layers, layers, layers: It’s essential for kiddos to wear more layers when they go to play in the snow. However, the key is to not overheat little ones with too many layers. Stick with polyester fabric shirts and pants and top it off with a wind and waterproof coat!
  2. Little gloves for little hands: To prevent frostbite, keep mini hands nice and toasty with mittens and gloves. If children are playing outside it’s crucial that the gloves or mittens offer insulation and waterproof protecting from wet, melting snow.
  3. Keep little tootsies warm too: Boot quality is just as important as wearing gloves while playing outside during these wet and polar weather conditions. When it comes to purchasing the right pair of boots for your youngsters, go up a shoe size so they can layer their socks. Also, be on the lookout for boots that are waterproof and insulated.
  4. It’s all about the bright colors: When your little ones are playing outside in the snow, it’s crucial that their gear can be seen so motorists are cautious when driving around the neighborhood during snowy conditions. It might also be helpful to place a KidAlert at the end of the driveway to ensure extra protection for your kiddos.
  5. Sunscreen all year round: Just because it’s not warm outside doesn’t mean the sun can’t cause skin damage. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, snow reflects 80% of UV rays. Sunscreen should be placed on any exposed areas such as the face, ears and back of the neck.
  6. Stay hydrated: Playing in the snow can be exhausting and dehydrating. Youngsters can stay hydrated with hot cocoa. It will keep them warm and wet their appetites during their snow-filled adventures.
  7. Stay stylish with hats and earmuffs: Keep little heads and ears warm with hats and earmuffs. The more body parts that are covered up from arctic conditions, the warmer your kids will be.
  8. Take breaks: It can be a blast to play in the snow, but it’s important that children take breaks in between winter explorations. When they take breaks, they can go inside, take a breather, drink some hot chocolate and warm up any parts of their body that are very cold.

What measures are you and your family taking to stay safe while playing in the snow?