Pizza shop pretend play meets fine motor skills in this fun activity for preschoolers!  This project requires very little preparation, and it kept my 2 and 4 year olds happy and busy for a long time while their older brothers did their school work. I count that to be a total win!

Pizza Shop Pretend Play Fine Motor Activity for Preschoolers

Scissors Salad

It started last week with making a scissors salad.  Janie and Jonathan loved cutting up green, red, and orange paper strips to make a “salad!”  I got this idea from a post on scissor skills on Kindergarten Works.

Pizza Shop Pretend Play Fine Motor Activity

They played with their salads all morning!  Jonathan pretended that the white paper was ranch dressing, his favorite. They brought down silverware from the play kitchen and served their salads to everyone.

Pizza Shop Cutting Practice

So this week I decided that we would do another pretend play scissor activity and make PIZZAS!

I traced a large plate and cut circles out of poster board.  Then I added red crayons for coloring the sauce, and strips of paper for cutting out cheese and toppings.

Pizza Shop Pretend Play Fine Motor Activity

Jonathan and Janie loved every step of this activity!  First, they colored the sauce.  Then they cut up strips of white paper to be cheese and glued the pieces to the pizzas.  They both LOVE glue sticks, so that was fun!

Fine Motor Pizza Shop

Here is Jonathan’s finished pizza.  He said that he was putting on LOTS of pepperoni (red) and the brown is beef and the green is green pepper, which he doesn’t like but thought the green looked nice.

Pizza Shop Fine Motor Activity

After the generous amounts of glue dried on the pizzas, I decided to make them a pizza oven.  If you an avid Amazon Prime shopper, simply head to your cardboard box stash and choose a wide and flat one (ahem)!  I taped the top of the box shut, and then cut a flap on the side with a utility knife.  I added a duct tape handle so that they can open and close the door.

Pizza Shop Fine Motor Activity

I cut out a cardboard circle to be a pizza pan.

Pizza Shop Fine Motor Activity

Then at some point I used scissors to cut the pizzas into slices so that the kids could serve them on paper plates.

Pizza Shop Pretend Play Fine Motor Activity

So much fun!  If your kids are a little older, you could add creating menus and placemats to this activity for a little writing practice.  Hopefully I’ll have more simple preschool activities to share in the coming weeks – our days go SO much better when these two have something productive to do!

Pizza Shop Pretend Play Fine Motor Activity

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  1. Leslie Oct 27, 2016

    I love the pizza and pizza oven. My son will adore this activity. Thanks for sharing my scissors salad activity with your readers!

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