We spent the week reading about pancakes and baking. We read Pancakes! Pancakes! By Eric Carle and Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie DePaola. In our sensory table there were whisks and flour mixed with coffee. It smelled great! The dramatic play center was filled with felt pancakes, eggs, chef hats, pans, and butter containers. Pancakes were everywhere and the children enjoyed learning how to make them and shared stories about trips to IHOP.
On Friday we made our own wheat pancakes. The children got in teams of four to mix ingredients then I cooked them on the griddle. The children got to decorate their pancakes with whipped cream, honey, raisins, maple syrup, and cinnamon sugar. They made some interesting combinations, but they were proclaimed to be "the best pancakes EVER"!