Last week Pre-school were busy making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.
First we spoke about all the tools and equipment we needed to use and about how we have to be careful near the cooker. Then we took turns to measure out the flour using the scales. The children really enjoyed doing this, especially learning about and recognising the numbers on the scale. Next we tried cracking the eggs, which was great fun listening to the shell crunch and seeing the yoke & white drop into the bowl! Then we measured out the milk and poured it into the bowl, so that we could all have a turn to stir the mixture.
Now we were ready to cook! We added a little mixture to the pan and some of the children were very brave and decided to flip the pancakes. Pre-school then decorated their pancakes using different toppings such as strawberries, lemon juice, maple syrup and strawberry sauce.
The children really enjoyed this activity and made some great observational comments,
“Eggs come from chicken”
“Milk from the cows. I got milk from the cows before”
“My pancake is so full”
Physical Development: Moving and Handling
– Shows control in holding and using jugs to pour, hammers, books, and mark making tools, 22-36 months.
– Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting and throwing, 40-60 months.
Communication and Language: Understanding – Understands use of objects, 30-50 months.