Play Dough Pancakes

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

Minnie divided the play dough into the different frying pans & was keen to start flipping the play dough pancakes straight away! She did a great job flipping them up high... but catching them proved to be a little more tricky.

After several races with the pancakes & various toys taking part, Minnie decided to add a little 'something' to her pancake recipe. She collected some dry leaves, scrunched them in her hands & added them to the play dough.

The brittle texture of the dry leaves worked really well with the soft play dough. After a little mixing the dough was still pliable, & fine to use the following day.

Armed with her new pancake mix, Minnie suggested we have a pancake picnic. I grabbed a blanket & some plates, & Minnie set up our afternoon treat on the lawn! I love observing play when it just flows like this - just magical!

These simple play dough pancakes offer so many learning opportunities too. 

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

If you like this post check out our recipe for mini pancakes!

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  1. Oh what a fun idea!! You clever lady you! I bet the kids LOVED it!!

    Thanks for sharing yet another great idea on Kids Get Crafty!


  2. Ohhh what a good idea. Its so lovely now that its greating warmer for them to play out side!

  3. Thanks, I loved watching Minnie's imagination flow with this activity & her clever idea of making 'leaf playdough'!!

  4. You have some fun ideas! My kids would love this.

    I'd love to have you join in on my For the Kids Friday Link Party. Stop by and see what we're up to. You're sure to find something fun :)

  5. Fantastic idea!

    Thanks for sharing it!


  6. Gorgeous, who doesn't love a play picnic? And i agree with you on the 'flow' statement. It's so much fun when it happens like that!