Play Dough Pancakes

We thought we’d have a mini pancake race yesterday, so collected our toy frying pans, some homemade play dough, & set off for some outdoor fun!

Our preschoolers divided the play dough into the different frying pans & were keen to start flipping the play dough pancakes straight away! They did a great job flipping them up high... but catching them proved to be a little more tricky. This was a great activity to practice hand-eye coordination.

After several races with the pancakes & various toys taking part, they decided to add extra 'ingredients' to their pancakes. They collected a few dry leaves from nearby, scrunched them & added them to the play dough.

The brittle texture of the dry leaves worked really well with the soft play dough.

Armed with their new pancake mix, they set up  a pancake picnic for the toys. I love observing play when it just flows like this - just magical!

Why not hold a family pancake race around your outside area, or see who can flip their pancake the highest!

If you like this post check out our recipe for Gluten & Dairy Free Pancakes or our Giant Pancake Art Activity.