How: Making your own pizza is easy, even if you aren’t a pro in the kitchen. Head to the supermarket and buy pizza ingredients. Bring your kids—shopping for toppings is half the fun. If you’re willing, let them choose even unconventional toppings. Go home and make pizza. Lay out the crust, cover it with tomato sauce and cheese, and sprinkle with toppings before popping it into the oven.
Where: The supermarket and your kitchen.
What you’ll need: An oven, pizza crust (if you don’t know how to make your own, you can buy ready-to-use ones in the supermarket), tomato sauce, cheese (mozzarella is good) and an assortment of toppings—mushrooms, pepperoni, ham and more and a big appetite.
Time out: One afternoon. You can choose to have the pizza for merienda or dinner.
Cost: It depends on the ingredients you’ll purchase. But you’ll be able to for keep the cost at under P500 if you want to.
Why you’ll love it: You’ll enjoy yourself in the kitchen with the kids—and you’ll get to enjoy pizza after.
Why your kids will love it: Because cooking is fun and pizza is delicious.
Why it’s good for them: Not only will you be teaching them how to make their own meal, you might inspire in them a healthy love for food and cooking. You never know, you might be raising a great chef.
Look at old photos
What: Look at old photos with your kids and have fun remembering their childhood and yours.
How: Find a comfy spot in your house, bring out old photo albums and look at them with your kids. Show them photos of their grandparents, photos from your childhood, photos from family vacations, from their first birthday and have fun telling family stories.
Where: Your home
What you’ll need: Your old photo albums.
Time out: 30 minutes or more if you have a lot of albums.
Why you’ll love it: You’ll have fun remembering great times with your family.
Why your kids will love it: Your kids will get a kick out of seeing you when you were younger and they’ll enjoy hearing your stories.
Why it’s good for them: This is a great way for kids to learn more about their family history and fall more in love with their family in the process. Seeing their family’s past will show them where they came from and give them a strong sense of identity.
Watch ‘Captain America’
What: Watch the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger”, the new film starring Chris Evans based on the Marvel superhero.
How: Pick a cinema and go.
Where: Your favorite cinema.
What you’ll need: Movie tickets and snacks.
Time out: The movie is two hours and four minutes long. Make sure you stay until the very end of the credits to watch the tag scene.
Cost: It depends on which cinema you go to—and if you choose to watch in 3D.
Why you’ll love it: Because it’s a good movie.
Why your kids will love it: Because it’s a good movie.
Why it’s good for them: The movie will teach them about courage, selflessness, sacrifice and perseverance.