Pancakes recipe for Shrove Tuesday

I’m sharing our favourite pancakes recipe today because Monday mornings in our house nearly always mean pancakes for breakfast – such a nice way to start the week. It’s also Shrove Tuesday {Mardi Gras} on February 12th, which in the UK is also know as Pancake Day, when pancakes are traditionally eaten as a final feast before the fasting of Lent begins.

My pancakes recipe is easy and quick, which makes it a great choice for encouraging kids into the kitchen. Here’s how to make pancakes with some ideas at the end for extra Pancake Day activities to try with your kids.

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Pancake day ideas

Pancake recipe

Need some ideas for Pancake Day? Start with our recipe for perfect pancakes:

  1. Whisk 2 eggs.
  2. Sieve in 8oz plain flour.
  3. Whisk in 1 pint of milk to make a smooth batter.
  4. Add some butter or oil to a frying pan and pour in some of the pancake mixture. Fry over a gentle heat for a few minutes then flip and fry on the other side.
  5. What do you serve with your pancake? We love lemon and sugar!

Pancake day ideas
Set up a pancake kitchen role-play: use your toy cooker and set up a kitchen corner where the children can have fun making pretend pancakes and serving them to each other. I always find children love to use ‘real’ things from the kitchen, rather than toy utensils, so lend them some items from your kitchen if you can. You can include: a frying pan, wooden spoon, mixing bowls, jugs, milk cartons, sieve, egg boxes, aprons. You could make a pretend pancake too (from cardboard or use a beanbag) and see if they can toss them and catch them in their pan  – great hand-eye co-ordination practise!

pancake day race
Include some gross motor skills fun and get the children on the move with a pancake race. Each child needs a pan and a pancake. Line them up on the starting line and see if they can walk, run, hop or skip their way to the finish line, tossing their pancake as they go – but with out dropping it!
masks for mardi gras

How about a pancake day craft? Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in many countries as Mardi Gras with a big carnival procession. So why not make some carnival masks and hold you own parade. Use our simple child’s mask template to cut a mask shape from some card and then let the children customise their masks with a  creative design. Provide glue, feathers, scraps of paper, stickers, ribbon, crayons and glitter and let them take their pick. Fasten a thin piece of elastic thread to either side of the mask (held in place with sticky tape or staples) and they can wear their masks and go on a carnival parade.

Any other ideas for pancake day? How are you celebrating Shrove Tuesday?

happily shared with Craft Schooling Sunday and Kids Get Crafty and  Get Your Craft On and  Mad Skills Party and Making Monday Marvelous