Homemade Pizza Sauce

When we watched Inside Out, we did homemade pizza. Now, with Soul, we are sharing our homemade pizza sauce recipe!

Someone at Pixar must be passionate about pizza, much like 22 in Soul.

This sauce is super easy and can be made with things most people will have on hand!


  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 TBSP Oregano (add more to taste)
  • 2 TBSP Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic (or garlic powder)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • – 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 TBSP sugar

* You can add 6oz tomato paste to make this sauce thicker and it works like a dream. I did not have any on hand at the time of making it this round, but when I have it- I use it.


  • Add your sauce, seasonings, and sugar to a small pot. Heat over medium heat on the stove.
  • Whisk it all together. Once the sauce begins bubbling/boiling, turn it off immediately.
  • The sauce does not have to cool before applying to your pizza crust (check out our homemade pizza dough recipe to make this easy and complete!)
  • Put your leftovers in a jar and save it for another time!

Voila! Homemade sauce that is easy and delicious. My kids always say they prefer our homemade stuff to the store-bought kind.

Snake In My Boot + Toy Story Alien Snacks

If you had to choose, who would it be: Buzz or Woody? Well, for our Toy Story snacks- you don’t have to choose! We made something suitable for each character.

Snake In My Boot Snack


  • popcorn
  • gummy worms
  • snake in my boot printable
  • paper bags/bowls


  • Put some popcorn and gummy worms together (get it? SNAKE in my boot)
  • Put your “Snake in My Boot” printable on what you’re serving in. We used paper bags. Or you can do plastic bags. Or paper cups. ANYTHING works. It’s a simple snack that’ll make viewing a Toy Story movie a little more special (we used this when we watched Toy Story 2).

Toy Story Alien Snacks


  • Large Marshmallows
  • White Melting Chocolates + green food dye (or green candy melts if you can find them)
  • Cake Pop Sticks or Paper Straws
  • Candy Eyes


  • Follow the directions on how to melt your white chocolates or green candy melts. If you’re using white chocolates, add your green food dye and mix until it’s to your liking.
  • Stick a marshmallow on a cake pop stick or straw. Gently roll it in your melted chocolates until well coated (I didn’t worry so much about the bottom near the straw).
  • Add your candy eyes while the melted chocolate is still wet. Set on wax paper or ceramic/glass dish to while it sets.

Both these treats were easy and a big hit. If you’re going to have a Toy Story marathon, you can spread out the love and have these snacks with the different ones! BONUS: make some bagel bites or use our Homemade Pizza recipe to have your own pizza planet! (Printable for a sticker/label below just for you!)

click to print or download

Inside Out Disney Day

In a time when emotions are high and running together, it seemed perfect to have an Inside Out day to dive deeper with the dragons.

We started the day by making some delicious Homemade Pizza with absolutely no broccoli. In Inside Out, when Riley moves to San Francisco, she tries to cheer the moment by saying they should get pizza- and all they find is pizza with broccoli on it.

Since the dough has to rise for an hour, the dragons started the movie, then paused to help with toppings, then finished the later half of the film with the results of their hard work.

After the movie, we dove into some crafty fun with emotions. First the dragons explored what one of their Islands of Personality would be. This is a fun activity because it makes the kiddos think of a big piece of what makes them, them. While I was hoping for a Family Island from at least one of them, they zoned in on LEGOs, Harry Potter, and Batman.

Next, the dragons took some time to think of what makes them tick. This was a little harder with my 4YO, but my 8YO really took to it. He made his lists of things that make him happy, sad, angry, fearful, and disgusted.

When we set these up, the colorings of them are supposed to be holding the emotions that they feel the most. My oldest picked Joy and Anger (totally fitting), while my middle picked Joy and Fear- which really surprised me. Again, though, he’s four- and I’m not entirely sure it all fully clicked with him.

Last, but not least, we did our Inside Out Emotions Game. This was a fun way to make them really put a name to the emotions they feel with certain scenarios. While “not getting to do what you want” made one of them sad, another one said it would make him feel angry.

This would be a fun game to turn into a race with older kids, while still taking the time after to discuss why things make them feel a certain way.

Inside Out Emotions Game

Our Inside Out day was really therapeutic. We’ve had a lot going on, and not just including what’s going on in the world, and it gave us designated time to sit down and talk as a family.