As a mom of three girls and after reading countless books with them, I have noticed that farming in kid's books isn't very realistic anymore. Very few farmers have two chickens, a goat, a horse, a cow, a pig and a duck or two! The average consumer is 2-3 generations removed from the farm which leads to a lot of unanswered questions about where our food comes from. As odd as it seems, a lot of kids today think that food comes from the grocery store. They are unaware of the farmer who raised that food to get it into the grocery store.
I guess I wasn't alone in noticing this because fellow blogger, Crystal at Mom for Less also noticed the problem. I am excited to be partnering with her and Indiana's Family of Farmers to bring you a little segment on my blog to help teach kids about farming. Whether it be where food comes from, what crops need to grow..whatever. Crystal will be sharing an educational lesson on Ag and I will be doing a craft every month relating to Ag. They will both be on the same topic. Since February 8th was National Pizza Day, the topic for this month is pizza. Do your kids know where all those toppings come from? They all came from some type of farm! To find out visit Crystal's blog.
This month I'm not exactly sharing a craft, but it still got the girls involved. One of the girls' favorite foods are mini pizzas! Lucky for me they are so easy to make and the girls like helping me make them. In fact, they can make them on their own which is an additional plus! I don't argue when someone else agrees to cook!
Begin by browning your sausage, if using. (I forgot to take a picture of this step! Sorry!)
Next, separate the English Muffins into halves and place on a baking sheet...
Add the pizza sauce! We like a lot of sauce, so I always have to remind my helpers to be generous;)
Now, pile on the toppings...
We have a lot of cheese pizza lovers in our family! As you are doing all these steps, you can talk about where each ingredient comes from.
Bake and enjoy!!
- English muffins
- Pizza Sauce
- shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, onions
- Brown sausage (if using) and drain.
- Separate the English Muffins into halves and place on baking sheet.
- Spread desired amount of pizza sauce onto English Muffins.
- Add desired amount of Mozzarella cheese.
- Pile on the toppings of your choice!
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.