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What to do with your family this week: Pizza Pals
You can have the best family time ever (with seriously little effort). We've taken care of everything. - photo by Melinda Fox
The importance of people

Introduce Maya Angelou's famous quote to your kids and have a family discussion about what it means and how it applies to their life.

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou

Who is Maya Angelou?

Maya Angelou was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist. As a child she endured racial prejudice, sexual abuse and was a first-hand witness to violence. Due to trauma, Maya stopped talking for 5 years. However, she found her voice in art. She recieved many awards including a Pulitzer nomination and two NAACP Image Awards.

Discussion questions

How would you explain this quote to someone else?

How does _________ make you feel? What do they do that makes you feel that way?

How do you want to make someone feel? What will you do to make someone feel that way tomorrow?

Pizza Faces

Put everyone's names in a hat. Have each family member pull a name out. Assign each person to make a pizza that looks like the person whose name they pulled out.


Pizza dough (You can get this in the freezer section, use a mix or make it from scratch)

Pizza sauce

Grated cheese

Pizza toppings -- Meats, veggies and fruits


Give each family member a piece of dough. Let them mold it into the shape of a face (it should be flat).

Add sauce, cheese and toppings to make the pizza look like the family member.

Cook according to dough directions (the dough should be golden brown and the cheese melted)

Take out of the oven and enjoy!

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