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Kids Make Homemade Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizza

Kids will love getting their hands messy to make the pizza dough! They will be sure to love choosing their pizza’s toppings too!

While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s theme, PIZZA!

🍕 food groups1🍕


    • Fruit: none
    • Veggies: tomatoes2, olives
    • Grains: wheat flour
    • Protein: pepperoni
    • Dairy: cheese

    1For information about food and health, go to

    2Tomatoes are classified by botanists as fruit, but nutritionally and legally they are considered veggies.

🍕 pizza 🍕

cooked pizza on pan


Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Homemade Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizza. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!


To make the pizza dough, kids can:

Set oven temp

This is a great opportunity to talk to kids about what heat does to food at different temperatures.

Combine dough ingredients into a ball

Kids will love getting their hands messy!

Roll out the dough

Let kids decide if they want to form a circle, square, or uneven blob!


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To dress the pizza, kids can:

Measure/combine sauce ingredients & spread onto dough

Kids can decide how much sauce to put on their pizza.

Add pizza toppings

Kids can arrange the toppings in whatever creative ways they want!

*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous. 

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