Today is National Pizza Day.
I love that it feels like everyday is a holiday. It makes not being able to do things like normal feel a little more special.
Anyways, since Mila is learning to count, I decided to make a fun counting activity and a pizza wrap for the occasion. Of course, her friend, Pizza, had to be involved too.
All I used for this little activity was construction paper, a crayon, scissors, and tape!
I divided the pizza up into eight slices. Then cut out enough square pepperonis for them all the have the correct number on them.
If your child is working on scissor skills, this would be great for them too.
This is a simple activity, but the repetitiveness helps solidify their counting skills. Mila has a hard time with four and five and likes to skip them. By doing this activity, it made her see four and five and do it eight times in a row.
I also love that she’s using her fine motor skills to pick up and place the small pieces on the pizza.
After she went through the activity once, she had time just playing with the little pieces. Pizza and her Barbie dog enjoyed it as well.
Even though this is a simple game to put together, it really does help with counting. It’s always such a good feeling to see them put their knowledge to use. Not just repeating numbers. Plus it gave me time to make food too.
Of course, we had to make something pizza inspired for the day!
Using the same wrap style as I did for the Cheesy Beef Quesadilla, Mila and I had cheesy, pizza wraps.
All you need are these things:
- Pizza Sauce
- Any toppings you’d like!
Make a cut halfway through and down the center. Then add pizza sauce and cheese all over it.
Next fold the tortilla and place it on a hot pan.
Once it’s brown on both sides, you can take it off and serve it. I turned the pan on a lower setting so the cheese could melt more.
We love having handheld food, especially when it tastes so yummy.
We had a blast celebrating National Pizza Day!
One funny thing that did happen was Mila thought it was Pizza the Sloths birthday. So, it was just a day of being happy for all types of pizzas.
I hope you can make or order some pizza in really soon!
If you do the counting activity, let me know how your child likes it.
Also, check out these two AMAZING pizza recipes from my friends Erica and Irma. Erica did an amazing Rainbow Veggie Pizza that I want to immediately make. Irma made a yummy bubble pizza too. Another recipe I’ll try soon too!