OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 3 and up
I have found that whenever I ask a kid what their favorite food is, 9 times out of 10 they will say pizza. I have also found that kids love to "make" food for their friends and family. So why not combine these two ideas!
This activity can be scaled up and down very easily. If you have a younger child, you can pre-make all the "ingredients" and put them in a tin for your child to play with. You can place an order and ask for a specific amount of cheese or pepperoni so the child is working on counting.
If you have an older child, you could "place an order" and have the child first write your order and then cut out the ingredients. You can also switch roles and have the child practice ordering what they would like. You can use glue to make the pizza more permanent or if you would like to play another day, don't use glue and just keep the pieces.
Bonus if you have the book "Pete's A Pizza" by William Steig. You can read the book, turn your child into a "pizza", and then make a pizza with paper and scissors!