Breakfasting with the Farm Animals

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Pancakes

Breakfast. Some people love it, some loathe it, but either way it is said to be the most important meal of the day. It is amazing how quickly a child’s personality comes out in regard to breakfast. Their likes and dislikes can surface quickly, especially when it comes to food. I’m not talking about the fussy eater toddler stage, every child of a certain preschool age is fussy and likes to try and assert some kind of control about what they eat. It’s frustrating for the adult but totally normal. No, I’m talking about whether your child wakes up in the morning and immediately demands food or whether trying to get them to eat anything before you rush out the door is one of the day’s hardest challenges.

In our household, we have one of each. As soon as the youngest’s eyes open, her first thoughts are of breakfast. And I mean if you don’t feed the child, screaming ensues. The eldest, however, has always been reluctant to eat anything in the morning. Her latest response to breakfast is to sigh and ask for a plain slice of bread. Not toasted, not cut, no butter or spread. Baffling and distinctly disappointing but at least she eats something. I have noticed that she needs to have been awake for a good hour or so for her to even consider food. A little tricky on a school day!

So why are we talking about breakfast? Weeeell, because it’s easy to make fun! I know, I know, who has time to make breakfast fun in the mornings!? A couple of ideas; pre-make it the night before, or if it really won’t work keep it as a weekend treat which is actually what we did. It went down like a house on fire. She loved it, in fact, her words were, ‘I want to have this breakfast every weekend.’ Success!

So welcome to the ‘how to’ on how to have breakfast with the farm animals!

Pancake ingredients

What you will need to create all the animals:

  • Pancakes (pre-bought or freshly made) two sizes, or a smaller round cookie cutter in addition to your pancakes.
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Chocolate chips and or raisins
  • Maple Syrup/honey

Instructions:

It is entirely up to you what farm animals you would like to create, but to give you some help we have created three to inspire you.

Piggy Pancakes

Pig – Oink oinks!

Ingredients:

  • Big and small pancakes
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate chips/ raisins

Using the image as a guide, assemble your Pig Pancake. Add the maple syrup tail at the end.

duck pancakes

Duck – Quack Quacks!

Ingredients:

  • 1 small pancake
  • 1 big pancake cut in half (you only need one half)
  • Blueberries
  • Chocolate chips/ raisins
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Maple Syrup

Using the image as a guide, assemble your Duck Pancake.

Sheep – Baa Baas!

Ingredients:

  • 1 big pancake
  • 1 1/2 small pancakes
  • Blueberries, cut in half
  • Banana
  • Chocolate chips/ raisins

Using the image as a guide, assemble your Sheep Pancake.

Ready for a Breakfast Party?

Gather the kids around – we even have invites you can download! Serve some delicious pancakes and turn on the television. Here is the Super Simple Show featuring Farm Animals!

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Contributor
Grace Selous Bull is an arts education author and freelance blogger. Her book, ‘Potty About Pots: arts and crafts for home and school’ is aimed at children from 5-12 years old and takes them through a journey of ceramics through time. Her blog, The Rainbow Tree, explores all aspects of arts and crafts, and is aimed at children of all ages.  She is a full time Mummy of two girls, both of whom love being creative, and is married to her husband, Andrew, who does not. Follow her on instagram and twitter.


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