I love cooking with the kids and when they are young it can sometimes be difficult to find easy recipes to cook with them.

These pizza wheels although sounding complicated are really easy to make and we made them whilst we sang one of our favourite nursery rhymes – The Wheels on the Bus.

So here are our Easy Pizza Roll-Ups to make with toddlers and preschoolers.

Easy to cook with toddler recipe for Pizza Wheels. Perfect to make for a snack or serve with some vegetables for an easy finger food.

More Recipes to Cook with Toddlers

Easy to cook with toddler recipe for Pizza Wheels. Perfect to make for a snack or serve with some vegetables for an easy finger food.

Wheels on the Bus Nursery Rhyme

We love Nursery Rhymes and spent hours upon hours singing them to the children when they were young and we still do.

It has been proven that singing these simple rhymes helps to develop language and communication as well as social interactions like holding hands.

Songs like Wheels on the Bus where you can basically make up your own versions are a good way to help younger children to learn new words.

The use of different sounds like beep beep, swish swash, wah wah in the song as you sing what the different characters do is also a great way to help those starting on the process of learning to read through phonics as it develops skills in listening to the sounds and repetition of them correctly.

Wheels on the Bus Song Words

The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round,
Round and round!
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All Day Long!

Each additional verse you can add a different action, like the whippers on the bus, the bell, the conductor, the children, the doors and even mums and dads.

Pizza Pinwheels Recipe for Toddlers

This is such an easy recipe for you and your little one to make in the kitchen.

And when you are starting to do some recipes together it’s ones like this that are the best.

Although we’ve made pizza’s this time you can use the same basis to do some jam rollups for a sweet treat with your tots too.

jam rollups to make with toddlers

Ingredients for Easy Pizza Roll-Ups

How to make Pastry Wheels with Kids

toddler making pizza roll-ups

I recommend using ready-rolled puff pastry as I don’t have the patience to make my own puff pastry and this is quick and easy for use with a toddler.

toddler adding herbs to pizza pinwheels

To make it easier with toddlers sort your ingredients into some none breakable bowls.

toddler sprinkling cheese on pizza

Take notice of which herbs you use and how much your toddler sprinkles – as you really don’t want them to add too many making the flavour to rich for them.

Easy to cook with toddler recipe for Pizza Wheels. Perfect to make for a snack or serve with some vegetables for an easy finger food.

This recipe is great to do with toddlers and it lets them have so much independence making it – if they aren’t keen on cheese they only need to add a little, but if they love it then they can add it themselves. You could ask what else they want to add!

pizza pinwheels on a white plate

Easy Pizza Pinwheels to Cook with Kids

Simple recipe to cook with toddlers to make pizza wheels. A delicious savoury snack to serve kids or have with lunch.
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: British, Cooking with Kids, Italian
Keyword: Cooking with Kids, pinwheels, pizza, Preschool Recipes, Toddler Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Wheels
Calories: 396kcal
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Cheese Grater
  • Baking Tray
  • Greaseproof Paper
  • Toddler Safe knife for spreading
  • Bowls for ingredients

Ingredients

  • 500 g Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 Pinch Italian Herbs
  • 100 g Cheese Grated

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C
  • Line a baking tray with grease proof paper
  • Lay the puff pastry sheet out and spread with tomato puree
    Easy to cook with toddler recipe for Pizza Wheels. Perfect to make for a snack or serve with some vegetables for an easy finger food.
  • Sprinkle with Italian Herbs
    Easy to cook with toddler recipe for Pizza Wheels. Perfect to make for a snack or serve with some vegetables for an easy finger food.
  • Add the grated cheese
    Easy to cook with toddler recipe for Pizza Wheels. Perfect to make for a snack or serve with some vegetables for an easy finger food.
  • Roll up the puff pastry and cut into 8 wheels
    Easy to cook with toddler recipe for Pizza Wheels. Perfect to make for a snack or serve with some vegetables for an easy finger food.
  • Place in the centre of the pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown and the puff pastry has puffed
    Easy to cook with toddler recipe for Pizza Wheels. Perfect to make for a snack or serve with some vegetables for an easy finger food.
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Nutrition

Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg
Easy to cook with toddler recipe for Pizza Wheels. Perfect to make for a snack or serve with some vegetables for an easy finger food.
pizza wheels for the nursery rhyme wheels on the bus
Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

2 Comments

  1. Such a great recipe thankyou , easy to do with little ones and taste very yummy although the adults liked them more! Will definitely be using it again and recommend to others.

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