Homemade pizza turned into the perfect science lesson Saturday afternoon! Normally I throw the ingredients in the bread maker, but I decided to make it by hand. I’m so glad I did – it wasn’t that much extra work, and it provided so many learning opportunities for the kids!
All three kids were fascinated by the texture of the dry yeast, and Lily especially was amazed at the way it sank into the sugar water solution. Johnny was very worried that the yeast would drown in the water. I explained that the sugar water was giving the yeast energy, instead of drowning it!
Emma thought the foam created by the carbon dioxide that is released as the yeast metabolizes sugar was cool! Johnny found it very strange.
Stirring the yeast solution into the flour was a very popular activity! I only got photos of Emma stirring, because Johnny and Lily require a little extra supervision, but they got plenty of turns!
Tasting dough was also very popular! Johnny was actually a bit disappointed when we turned it into pizza, although that didn’t stop him from eating plenty of pizza!
What have you been learning about! I would love for you to link up – the button code is in my right-hand sidebar! Last week Adventures in Mommydom shared an adorable doll house kit to give as a child’s birthday present! I also loved this Venn Diagram for tots activity from Cachey Mama’s Classroom. NurtureStore wrote about art with children as process, not product, and Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas shared the most beautiful Ivory soap explosion photos I’ve seen! If you haven’t tried that activity, it’s a fun one!!! Just make sure you buy the right type of soap – Ivory will always works, but some brands just melt.