Pancake Day is Nearly Here!

Pancake Tuesday also known as Shrove Tuesday the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. It is the perfect day to experiment with the youngsters, get creative and messy all in one play!

Shrove comes from the old middle English word ‘Shriven’ meaning to go to confession to say sorry for the wrong things you’ve done. Lent always starts on a Wednesday, so people went to confessions the day before. This became known as Shriven Tuesday and then Shrove Tuesday.

Pancake Day comes from the old English custom of using up all the fatty ingredients in the house before Lent.

The fatty ingredients that most people had in their houses in those days were eggs and milk. A very simple recipe for you to make yummy pancakes.

In other countries Shrove Tuesday/Pancake day is known as ‘Mardi Gras’. This means ‘Fat Tuesday’ in French and comes from the idea of using up food before Lent.

So on Pancake Tuesday let’s all fill our FACES with some YUMMY pancakes and some fabulous filling

Shopping List

100g plain flour

2 eggs

300ml of milk


Step by step guide Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk into a jug then whisk to a smooth batter. Get a medium frying pan or crêpe pan on medium heat with a bit of oil in

When pan out pour in your ingredient so you can’t see then pan cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden

Then ready to serve with some of these fabulous filling


Peanut butter


Ice cream

Lemon and sugar

Lemon curd



EYFS Pancake Poem

Pancake Day is Nearly Here! 1



Activities and Inspo



Smiley Pancake Face

Decorated pancake representing Shrove Tuesday in EYFS and Primary


Counting Fruit on Pancakes

Pancake Counting and Addition Game


Pancake Day Tuff Tray

Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday Activities for Kids. Pancake Tuff Tray.


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