Celebrate with our pancake day activities! Why pancakes? To use up all of the tempting, fatty foods in the family kitchen cupboards before Lent!
Pimp Your Pancakes with these Kid-Friendly Pancake Recipes
After scouring the Internet, these are my top picks!
- Easiest-Ever Pancakes – the basic pancake, easy to make with young children as no scales required! Cover them with whatever extras you like! We love lemon & sugar here!
- 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes – simple and delicious!
- Carrot Cake Pancakes & Cream Cheese Syrup – a great way to sneak some veggies in!
- Nutella Pancakes – so much chocolate! Add some fruit if you want to make these slightly healthier!
- Chocolate Chip & Raisin Scotch Pancake – eat these warm so the chocolate melts!
Pancake Day Activities!
1) Read pancake themed stories!
- The Runaway Pancake – Mairi Mackinnon
- Mr Wolf’s Pancakes – Jan Fearnley
- The Pancake King – Phyllis La Farge
- Pancakes, Pancakes! – Eric Carle
- Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast – Josh Funk
- Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes – Anna Kemp
2) Colour & draw – click here for a range of pancake day colouring pages
3) Create a kitchen role play area – put out some of the utensils you might use for making pancakes & print photos / set out the different ingredients used in making pancakes!
4) Flip the pancake (memory game) – using thick, corrugated cardboard make a stack of pancakes. Choose whether you want draw letters, numbers or shapes on pairs of pancakes. (Depending on the age of your child, you may only want to do a few pairs). Turn all of the pancakes face down and shuffle them around. With your little one, take turns to turn two pancakes over at a time, trying to find matching pairs (you could even use a fish slice to turn them over!).
5) Pancake drop: Using the cardboard pancakes from ‘Flip the Pancake’, place a frying pan on the floor and stand with the stack of cardboard pancakes over it. See if your child can drop the pancakes into the pan. Count how many make it!