Tomorrow is national pancake day! Normally, I don't go all out for silly holidays, but we're talking about pancakes here. There is nothing silly about cake that is socially acceptable to eat for breakfast! I first found the recipe on the Kids Activity Blog, but have seen variations that include all sorts of different ingredients, so pretty much anything goes!
Peanut Butter Dough Recipe
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of honey (or I've seen people use marshmallows)
- 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (or I've also seen dry milk used)
I set out a pan, plates, a couple spatulas and forks and let the kids get busy cooking their pretend pancakes! The dough isn't messy at all, which I loved. It is a bit oily, but that prevents it from being sticky, which I prefer.
Not only was this a great activity for sensory play and developing their imaginations, they also had fun practicing their pancake flipping skills!
Grayson was the first to figure out that the dough was edible... it wasn't long after before half the dough was gone! Now we'd better get outside and burn off some of that sugar!
*While this is an edible dough, please be advised that children under the age of 1 year should not eat peanut butter or honey. This is a great activity for those toddlers over 1 year who still put things in their mouths though!
For more sensory play ideas, check out my Pinterest board: Follow Brigette @ Life Lesson Plans's board Kids: Sensory & Small World Bins on Pinterest.