Summer Lunch Ideas for Kids: Make a Pizza!

With Summer here, I've been trying to come up with new lunch ideas for kids.  Nicholas has a new favorite: Make a Pizza!

Summer Lunch Ideas for Kids: Make Pizza!

We could make our own dough and pizza sauce but I'm not Martha Stewart so we just buy prepared ingredients.  We need some pre-made pizza crusts, olive oil, pizza sauce, and toppings.  

Ingredients for kids to make their own pizza

First Nicholas spreads a thin coat of olive oil on the pizza crust then he slathers on some pizza sauce.

Boy making pizza

Then add your toppings.  My kids keep things simple for me with just shredded cheese and pepperoni.  You can get totally creative with this step.  For my pizzas, I like to add some crumbled sausage, diced onions and bell peppers, and a few sliced mushrooms.

Pop it in the oven following your pizza crust's directions.  Ours bakes for 7-10 minutes at 425 degrees.

Kids pizza baking in the oven

I love giving my kids a little bit of independence by encouraging to make their own lunch.  They take such pride in their creations and they are learning confidence in the kitchen.

Kid eating pizza

I think Nicholas would make and eat these kids pizzas every single day if only I could keep the ingredients in stock.

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