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I used to have a tradition that every Friday we would make pizza or at least have pizza for dinner. I really miss this tradition, but while money is tight for now with the new home purchase, we will attempt to do our best to make it a once a month event or maybe twice a month for now.

Five year Old Making Pizza

I purchased pizza crust from Market Basket, pizza sauce, shredded cheese and some pepperoni slices earlier in the day. I set up the crusts on pan as well as sauce and cheese in two bowls so that the boys could have space to create their own pizzas; one cheese pizza and one pepperoni pizza.

Mother and Sons Making Pizzas

I had to encourage my seven year old son to do more on his own, lately his confidence has been going downhill a bit but that’s just simply due to medication changes. I worked to encourage him to put his own cheese and pepperoni on so he could be proud of his creation.

Mother Helping Son with Pizza

We had a great time together. The boys were enjoying the fact that they could make their own dinner.

Son Proud of his Pizza

K-man was super proud of his “cheesiest ever pizza” creation.

Seven Year old Son Proud of his Pizza

Aj was super proud of his “pepperoni-est pizza ever” creation.

We popped the pizzas in the oven for about ten minutes…

And then we ate, together as a family.

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves being a Mom to three wonderful children. When Brandy isn't writing, she is working part time as an Administrative Assistant. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

This article has 30 comments

  1. Rosey (1025 comments)

    Homemade pizzas are awesome, and letting the kids help make them, even more so. :)

  2. Kendra (11 comments)

    Thanks for the reminder of a cool thing to do. I hadn’t done this yet with my youngest son but you’re right about it being a confident builder.

  3. Cara (4 comments)

    Homemade pizza if a favorite in our house, my littlest one loves to help make the pizza too. Such a fun family moment!

  4. Lauren (19 comments)

    I love sitting down and making pizzas! I also want to try BBQing them this summer, i just need to get a pizza pan!

  5. Janeane Davis (10 comments)

    I really enjoy making pizza with my kids. It is a fun activity and a fun food that makes everyone happy.

  6. Jessica (99 comments)

    I LOVE making homemade pizza with the family. My daughter and I always go to the store and pick out the ingredients together. This weekend we are planning on making a fruit pizza with fresh fruit and cream cheese!

  7. Felicia (100 comments)

    This is such a great idea. I love finding recipes where the boys can help out.

  8. Amanda Love (6 comments)

    I love cooking or baking with my kids. Just having that special one on one time with them can make my day. Thanks for sharing your photos with us. Your boys are adorable.

  9. brett (36 comments)

    we love making our own pizza. you could totally make your own crust too- very inexpensively :)

  10. Stacie Connerty (5 comments)

    Making pizza at home is so much fun. We have a great time at our house doing it instead of just ordering we get to have a good time as a family doing something.

  11. Debra (18 comments)

    I love making pizzas with my kids. They always feel so accomplished and brag to dad that they made dinner. The best part though is like you said at the end, then we eat together as a family, which is so important! Eating as a family is a great chance to catch up and share!

  12. Melissa (63 comments)

    This is one of my favorite activities to do with my family too! Looks like you all had fun!

  13. Jaime (23 comments)

    Just this past weekend, I involved my two-year-old in making breakfast (I was making waffles. He “helped” me stir the mix.) He would love to make pizzas – and I’m fairly certain sauce and cheese would end up all over. 😉

  14. Daisy (14 comments)

    This looks like fun! My little boy is 3 years old and loves pizza, especially pepperoni pizza. :)

  15. Kecia (24 comments)

    I love homemade pizza because you are free to put on as many toppings as you want. My 3 year old is already enjoying helping us cook, especially when we make pizza!

  16. Stefani (65 comments)

    I love making pizza at home. I started with buying the crusts but now I make the dough too! The kids like helping too!

  17. Mickey (10 comments)

    We let the kids all make their own pizzas at our first sleepover last week. The kids got such a kick out of it. :)

  18. kim (98 comments)

    Bet they had fun with that!! Nothing better than making your own pizza at home…then eating it. Maybe you’ll have a true born chef now~!!

  19. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest (15 comments)

    Family traditions are great and are something that you should always try to make time and money for, even when it’s difficult, because that’s what you want the kids to remember not the struggle to get your attention because you’re worrying about time and money. I’m so glad that you were able to find a way to bring this tradition back into your family’s routine in some way :)

  20. Paige (12 comments)

    that looks like so much fun! What a great little tradition to have with your kids!

  21. Janel (17 comments)

    I’m pretty sure my kids love making pizza more than any of our other recipes. They go crazy with the cheese and pepperoni, lol.

  22. Shell (47 comments)

    So fun to make the pizzas! We try to do a pizza night once a week here.

  23. April (46 comments)

    We love making our own pizza at home. You always know what is in it! Great job. This is such a good idea.

  24. Ashley M (14 comments)

    One of the best things we can do for our children is get them cooking in the kitchen. It promotes familial value, healthier eating and happier lives.

  25. katherine (48 comments)

    Making pizzas at home is so fun! Looks like you all did great!