What is Pancake Tuesday exactly?
It's actually Shrove Tuesday, or you might hear it called Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday"!). Today, for those who celebrate Easter, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins.
A lot of English-speaking countries mark Pancake Tuesday. In addition to the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand also celebrate the day.
Pancake Tuesday is a great opportunity for parents. Preparing meals together gives us the chance to teach our kids about math when we measure the ingredients, reading as we review the recipe and learning about healthy eating habits.
Pancakes sure are a fun way to learn about cooking (with a grownup at the griddle!).
Try making your pancakes into fun shapes while you're at it.
PRO TIP: put runny pancake batter into an old ketchup bottle (that you've washed out) so you can squirt out the batter into your pancake art!
Plus, have kids think of the toppings they'd like... fruit, maple syrup, jam, honey... there are so many options!
We've got you covered today - keep reading for a kid-friendly pancake recipe and FREE printables to keep you kids busy while you're busy with the frying pan!