This is the idea I came up the final time I hosted a meeting for the fathers and sons YMCA Adventure Guides (formerly known as the Indian Guides). It's a father-son program where once a month there would be a meeting at a member's house. For every meeting, some creative group activity would be done. One year when I hosted, the project was making rubberband-powered spool cars. For 2013 it was pizza.
- Get Trader Joe's ready-made pizza dough. Each packet of dough can make three small pizzas
- Get a selection of pizza toppings. From Trader Joe's (mostly) I also bought shredded cheese, red sauce, white sauce, pesto, pepperoni, pancetta, mushrooms, chicken, spinach and red pepper. Place the toppings on the table where the pizza making will occur.
- Split each bag of pizza dough into three approximately equal pieces.
- With a rolling pin, roll each piece of dough into rectangle about 4" by 8".
- Place each piece of dough on its own sheet of parchment paper.
Note regular and whole wheat pizza dough. The kids were not interested in the whole wheat.
- Pre-heat the oven.
- Give each child their own rectangle of dough and let them top it however they like.
- Put the pizzas on cookie sheets (a cookie sheet can take three of the pizzas).
- Bake as directed on the pizza dough bags.
Finally, for no particular reason, a squirrel eating an apple just outside our dining room as I was putting out everything for the pizza making: