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Pancake Day Concepts for Preschoolers

February 21, 2023
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Get ready for Pancake day ideas with these yummy ideas for your preschooler. These pancake themed activities feature math activities with pancakes, pancake cooking with kids, and even our favorite pancake books!

Are you ready for Pancake Day? 

Every Sunday, I make pancakes for breakfast. My kids love to measure, mix and pour the batter for pancakes. Their favorite kind of pancake is oatmeal blueberry (mine too).  We also like to try other combinations like gingerbread, maple orange, and raspberry vanilla.

Pancake Activities for Preschoolers

Pancakes are not just fun to make, they are fun to learn with too! In fact, we set up a pancake restaurant to make and sell our wares. This activity combines creativity with learning counting and money concepts. Because I always love how many books there are about pancakes, I’m including them in too using Amazon Affiliate links.

Activity: Pancake Store

Materials Needed:

  • Pancake books
  • Pretend pancakes (we made felt ones)
  • Pretend or real money.
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Marker

1. Gather and count your pancakes.
2. Decide on an appropriate price for each pancake. ($1 or $2 works best)
3. Make a sign with your paper, marker, and scissors.
4. Display all the pancakes and the sign in a pleasing way.
5. Holler “Pancakes for sale!”until someone comes to buy one.
6. Use the pretend or real money to give them change if needed.

Activity: Read Pancake Books

 If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Pancakes, Pancakes! (Pixies)

Pancakes for Breakfast

Curious George Makes Pancakes

Mama Panya’s Pancakes

Marsupial Sue Presents “The Runaway Pancake”

Like Butter on Pancakes (Viking Kestrel picture books)

Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza (Rookie Readers: Level B)

Tyler Makes Pancakes! (Tyler and Tofu)

Easy and FUN Pancake ideas for kids

Activity: Eat Pancakes!

My kids love any kind of pancake!

We let them measure, pour, and mix.

Around 8 years old, my daughter started flipping the pancakes. She is really started to be a good cook! My preschooler can’t wait until he is old enough to help on the stove!

Pancake Math inspired by If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Our trick – wait for the bubbles to come in the middle before flipping!

BONUS PANCAKE ACTIVITY try out some Pancake Math too with this game for Pancake Day. 

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