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Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Updated: Nov 10, 2022

Baking together can be a wonderful time to bond with your child. Baking is an activity that helps children with SO MANY skills! Hand-eye coordination and spatial perception as they measure and dump ingredients! Gross motor skills as they mix the batter! Math as they count out the cinnamon rolls! Patience as they wait for their delicious creation to be ready! Nutrition as they learn about different food groups! Vocabulary as you talk while you work!

Please ALWAYS supervise your children in the kitchen.

Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls Check out our reel on Instagram for visual directions. You will need a few items which are not included in this kit: baking pan, bowls, measuring cup, water.

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F

  • Measure approximately 1 tbsp of margarine and melt in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Set aside.

  • Combine the pizza crust mix with ½ cup of water in a bowl. Stir with a spoon until combined.

  • Form a ball in your bowl and brush with some melted margarine. Cover and let rise for 10-15 minutes in a warm place

  • While your dough is rising, in a bowl mix together your remaining margarine, ½ cup of brown sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon.

  • Sprinkle some flour on your counter. Place your dough ball on the flour. Try kneading your dough with your fists. If your dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.

  • Stretch or roll your dough into a large rectangle (12 inches by 16 inches ish)

  • Spread your cinnamon mixture all over your dough with a spoon.

  • Roll up your dough to create a tube.

  • Cut your tube to create the cinnamon rolls (approximately 1 inch sections)

  • Place your parchment paper in the bottom of your pan.

  • If you have any leftover cinnamon mix, you can spread it on the bottom of the pan.

  • Place the cinnamon rolls in the pan.

  • Have an adult place the pan in the oven

  • Bake for 30 – 35 minutes.

  • Enjoy!

When baking together, try asking open-ended questions. For example:

  • What do you think will happen when you mix the wet water with the dry pizza crust mix?

  • How does it feel?

  • Who would you like to share this with?

  • What is your favourite food or smell?

Conversations can be endless when you’re in the kitchen!

Father’s Day Cards

These activities are meant to be open-ended and child-led. When children are colouring and designing, it may be difficult to watch them travel outside the lines, but with this they are building their creativity and still working those fine motor muscles.

Help your child trace their hand on the page or if you are adventurous use paint to make your handprint!

Children love to look back at these memories and note their change in size. Talk to them about how their hands used to be smaller and will grow bigger.

Compare the size of your hands to your child’s. Ask them which is bigger and which is smaller. Try comparing your hand sizes to other family members. Are their hands bigger or smaller?

When they are done, ask your child to tell you about their creation!

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