Animal Cell Model with Pizza

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Making an animal cell pizza model was one of our family favorite activities in homeschooling.

Whether you are doing high school biology or elementary health, making a pizza model of a cell is fun. Using food is one of my favorite ways to encourage a love of learning in your kids.  Who doesn’t like eating to learn animal cell model?

Learn & Eat

How to make Animal Cell Model Pizza

 Complete listing of ingredients and what they symbolize is found in activity guide below. For a limited time, you can get our Animal Cell Model Activity Guide for free. Simply, enter your name & email below. We’ll send it to you immediately.



I browned all the sausage and froze it for future meals.


You can use pre-made pizza sauce, but I made my own. Add garlic powder, basil, pepper to a can of tomato sauce…easy!


Spread sauce on crust. Leave a border of crust to resemble the cell wall.


Slice toppings.  The ham piece was the hardest.


Place tomato & mushroom in center to symbolize nucleus & nucleolus.



Bake pizza in your oven.  Follow directions for the crust you use.

Animal-Cell-Models-Identify Organelles

After baking, allow kids a chance to identify the organelles.  Then Eat & Enjoy!

Animal-Cell-Models Pizza

What’s included in our Cell Activity Guide?

For a limited time, you can get our animal cell Activity Guide for free. Simply, enter your name & email below. We’ll send it to you immediately.

Have you taught the cell in another fun activity?

What else have you used pizza to teach science, math, etc?

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  1. Looks like a fun activity. We will be doing high school biology this year. We will not be doing many labs because we do not have a microscope.

    1. Karen,
      This is a FUN activity. The activity guide has some great sites that show what you see under a microscope – for those that might not have a microscope

    1. Loey,
      If you fill in the form towards the bottom of this post, we will send you the Cell Activity Guide that includes ingredients & exactly how to do this activity.

    1. Kelley,
      You can get all the ingredients & our free activity guide by entering your email above. We have it set up so it automatically sends you the activity guide you actually want … without having to manually look up the right activity guide. It’s a really fun activity.

  2. I would like to have complete ingredient list for animal cell pizza for my son to make for science class. I really liked your idea. Thank you!!

    1. Laurie, please enter your email in the box above and it will automatically send you the activity guide. Thanks!

    1. I am interested in the ingredients and the organelles they stand for!! Please, thank you! ­čÖé

    1. You can get the ingredients and many more cell activities by entering your email in the form on this blog post. Glad this looks interesting to you.

    1. You should have received an email with all the directions, ingredients and activities. Please let me know if you haven’t received it.

    1. Rebecca,
      I’m not sure why you didn’t receive it & I apologize for a tardy reply. We had an unexpected death in our family first of Nov and I’m just now catching up. Let me send it to you.

  3. Hi, can you give me a recipe for a vegetarian’s version? My teacher’s vegeterian so I have to make a vege pizza

    1. Heidi,
      You can get all the directions by entering your email in the box towards the end of this post. We will email the recipe for your animal cell pizza. Let us know if you have any issues.

  4. Hi! I love your idea and tried to enter my email and my daughterÔÇÖs email to receive the activity guide but neither are working?

    1. Joy,
      I don’t know what might have happened. It might be your browser. I can enter your daughter’s email manually if you want to send it to me.

    1. Melaina,
      I’m sorry you were unable to get the form to work. I have manually entered your information so you should have the Cell Activity Guide in the next hour. Check your email. Thanks so much for your interest in our guide.

    1. Julie,
      Thanks for your interest in our guide. I signed you up for the complete guide. I’m sorry if you were unable to see the sign up form in your browser.

  5. I would love to do this with my kids- is your email submission box not functioning anymore? It says my email is not formatted correctly, but it is.

    1. It should be working. Some computers block our sign up forms. I will manually send the animal cell activity guide.

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