How to work successfully with your child
Mrs. Havercroft shares her advice.
Make the most of Summer with this tasty wellbeing activity. Enjoy a delicious guilt-free pizza and have lots of kitchen fun!
We love this activity because it helps children learn about healthy eating in a fun and refreshing way! Plus if you’re not too risk averse or have a superstar chef on your hands, you can even add in some chopping practice too. It’s an excellent opportunity to develop hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills, and introduce the concept of fractions.
A slice of watermelon. About 2.5cm thick will do just right!
Extra fruit of your choice for the ‘pizza toppings’. OJO recommends strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi and passion fruit. Yum!
Greek yoghurt (spreads better, natural yoghurt also works!)
Fresh mint leaves
Child-friendly knife, spoons & spatula
We know we don’t need to tell you this really—you know your child and their capabilities—but please remember never to leave a young child unattended where knives are involved!
Prepare your fruit. Older children can chop soft fruit with supervision, younger children are best encouraged to help with assembling the pizza.
OJO tip: We love this Cutting Fruit Set to give younger children plenty of chopping practice.
Place the slice of watermelon on a plate. You can buy virtually seedless watermelons but if some cheeky seeds have snuck in, it might be worth removing them.
Spread yoghurt over the base. We found Greek yogurt, being thicker, is more likely to stay where you put it and keep toppings intact!
Arrange the toppings on the pizza. Make sure you get your little one involved – they might want to create their own pizza topping picture!
Top with a drizzle of honey and some fresh mint.
Slice and enjoy! Eat it straight away to get it at its tastiest (though it’s so yummy, we know that won’t be a problem!)
Don’t forget to show us your children’s Watermelon Pizza masterpieces, or share snaps of your kitchen fun. Share on social: @learnwithojo.
Add a little vanilla to your yogurt
Use dairy free yoghurt or fruit compote if your child has allergies or intolerances
Top with toasted coconut. It’s delicious!
Play our fabulous Pizza Pizza game and learn about colour and shape matching while you build your pizza.
This is a great opportunity to develop language skills as you identify the different fruits and discuss how they taste. Lots of adjectives to be thrown around!
Get everyone’s mental maths hats on as you portion the fruit or divide up your finished pizza into halves, quarters, eighths and more!