6 Fun Facts About Pancakes for Kids

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Pancake Pile-Up Board Game

An educational game for toddlers that helps to develop sequence skills. In a fun, relay-style competition, players flip over cards and race to complete the stack of pancakes as displayed. 


Pancake Facts for Kids

Kids who love hotcakes will enjoy learning everything they can about their favorite breakfast food. Pancake stories are fun to add to the reading list for little foodies. Served piping hot and topped with syrup, these piles of goodness are the perfect start to every day. Ever versatile, they can be enjoyed as a delicious dessert drizzled in chocolate sauce and a dollop of whipped cream. One of the best things about this household staple is the long shelf life of the ingredients and the ease in which to make them. Whenever kids are hungry for a snack or meal, almost every kitchen is stocked with the necessities to whip up a batch of delicious pancakes. Here is some pancake trivia to share with little ones next time you are gathered around the table getting ready to dig into a plate of hotcakes!

  • People who live in the south eat more pancakes than anywhere else in the United States. According to recent surveys, approximately 33% of all pancake consumption occurs in the southern states.
  • Aunt Jemima pancake flour was sold in stores in the late 1800s. This ready-mix food was the first of its kind when it hit the shelves in Missouri.
  • The biggest pancake ever was made in Manchester, England in 1944. Measuring 49 feet in diameter and weighing in at 6,614 pounds, the concoction met the qualification standards of being both flipped and edible.
  • The most expensive pancake sold in a restaurant costs more than $1,000.  The  Opus One restaurant located in Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel sells a culinary experience which includes lobster, caviar, and Dom Perignon champagne.
  • The Romans are credited with making the first pancake. Historians have traced the origins of this food back to the 1st century CE where the people mixed together milk, flour, eggs, and spices to create the original hotcake.
  • Pancake Day is always celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday. This day was first recognized in 600 AD when the Pope encouraged people to get rid of all meat or animal related products during the Lent season. Not wanting to toss out valuable food items, families tossed together eggs, milk, flour and butter in order to get a few additional meals before the period of abstinence began. Hence, Pancake Day became the official name.


melissa and doug pancake set

Melissa & Doug Flip and Serve Pancake Set
A fantastic pancake play set for kids who will love serving up a pretend pile of steaming hotcakes. A sturdy, cardboard stovetop and placemat is included along with pancakes, toppings, spatulas, and other realistic utensils.

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