We mixed together our very simple no-cook recipe, using a few drops of lemon juice instead of cream of tatar (which we can’t source out here.) I used rock salt instead of fine to add a new texture for exploration.
Then they helped me pick some fresh rosemary and bay leaves from the garden and we found green lentils, penne pasta and spaghetti in the store cupboard. These make some lovely pizza toppings!
Then they sat outside under the shade of a Cypress tree, squishing and squeezing, rolling and flattening, poking and mixing until they had a few plates of little pizzas for pretend cooking and eating. Yum!
The scene brings me straight back to my own childhood where my 3 brothers and I spent whole summers in the Italian countryside, making mud pies, organising bicycle palio races and going on nature trails for hours by ourselves. All the best memories take place outside!
We are back home to reality soon, but soaking up every relaxing minute of our little escape until then!
Nurture the Little People says
What a fantastic idea! Love play dough, and love that you used natural resources for this play! Awesome!
This is a fantastic idea. We are going to do creation in bible class. I will have to keep this in mind!
Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree says
Great! Love the idea of making pizzas in Italy! Would love to be in Italy!
What a fantasic idea and your surrounding look amazing too.
Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue says
gorgeous, they look ready to make the real thing!