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!
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 get creative with EYFS pancake day inspired play!Don’t forget to upload any fun videos or photos to Captures Digital Learning Journey and share to parents!
100g plain flour
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
Once you have cooked your pancake, you can serve it up with some of your favourite pancake day toppings!
EYFS Pancake Poem
Smiley Pancake Face
Counting Fruit on Pancakes