A friend once told me her kids ate pancakes for breakfast every morning and my mind nearly exploded. How did she deal with the mixing, and griddles, and clean up and still get the kids to school on time? In my house, pancakes are a weekend project!
Well, one of the benefits of home schooling is that mornings move slower now, and there’s more time for a pancake mess. All I needed was a handy trick to keep my toddler busy until the pancakes were ready! Here’s a fun rhyme you can turn into a game:
Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan.
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can!
Mime the actions for each line as you say the poem through the first time, and then add props! Veronika has a few spoons and pans that are just hers, for keeping busy in the kitchen.
Beanbags then make perfect “pancakes”!
Tossing and catching the “pancake” was especially fun.
You’ll have breakfast on the table in (almost) no time at all.