Learning about halves & whole

Yesterday I was at a loss about what to make for dinner. Also I wanted it to be something that my little one would not be able to say no to. Remember we already had a “NO” day yesterday. Can’t do it two days in a row! So Pizza came to my rescue. No, don’t make that face, I didn’t order it from outside. You know I am all about making things from scratch.

Thankfully we had all the ingredients in our pantry. I mixed the flour, sugar, salt & yeast and waited for the dough to rise. I asked my son if he wants to help. He said yes immediately. He knows helping mommy is usually fun, he gets to touch everything, make a mess & brag later to daddy, about how much of a “big” boy he has become!

So we made two pizzas, a circular one & a semi-circular one. He learned that Semi-circle is the half of a Circle. So basically you get half the amount of the full pizza. You will be surprised how fast the kids learn about half and full when they have to share something they don’t want to.

Just to re-enforce the concept we tried it again with bell-peppers!

  1. Took a whole bell pepper.
  2. Cut in to two equal parts.
  3. Joined the halves to show it makes a whole.

So by the end of the evening, we had a happy pre-schooler, a content husband, a tired mommy & a super messy kitchen!

Say yes to the mess !

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