Monday, January 22, 2018

Easy Snowman Pancakes for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This week we are celebrating Pancake Week as part of our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids and we are featuring If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff!

Last week was all about snow and snowmen and snowflakes... and my kids kind of wanted to continue the theme, so we are combining pancakes and snowmen this week!

In order to do that, we put together a Snowman Pancake decoration station!


INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR SNOWMAN PANCAKES:


  • pancake mix (we just use Aunt Jemima or Bisquick)
  • griddle
  • (amazon referral link) pancake pen
  • strawberries
  • knife
  • mini chocolate chips 
  • big chocolate chips (or blueberries)
  • whipped cream
  • plates!
  • pretzels (optional)- for arms!
  • (amazon referral link) Copy of If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff

To get started, I made a bunch of round pancakes that were varying sizes. I used my awesome pancake pen because it makes the pancakes almost perfectly circular!

Once each kid had three pancakes of varying sizes, we started building our snowmen!

We started with whipped cream snow. Then we added a strawberry scarf, chocolate chips for eyes and buttons, and another little sliver of strawberries for the nose.

My big kids had fun cutting and make their own snowman accessories while my toddler just had fun moving her materials around and then inhaling them while begging for more "cream."






If you have ever made creative pancakes like this, what sort of toppings were your favorites?

Some others toppings that we like include...


raspberries
bananas
blueberries
M&Ms
chocolate syrup
sprinkles
blueberries
mandarin oranges
cantelope (for an orange nose)
bacon
sausage
cinnamon and sugar
food coloring (in the mix)




We are so excited about PANCAKE THEMED ACTIVITIES this week! Check out the other pancake themed activities below from our VBC Co-Hosts this week (any unlinked posts will be linked once they go live):





Pancake Number Stacks - Rainy Day Mum
How to Make Swedish Pancakes - Mama Smiles
Kids Cooking Lesson: German Pancakes- Teach Beside Me
Felt Pancake Busy Bag - Views From a Step Stool
Shape Matching Pancake and Butter Pat Game by JDaniel4's Mom
Snowman Pancake Decoration Station- Toddler Approved (you're here)
Pancake Letter Sorting Game-The Moments at Home


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