Hello Readers! Pancake Day is Tuesday, March 1st 2022. Did you know Pancake Day is also known as Shrove Tuesday? In the Christian tradition, people indulged in pancakes just before Lent, when it was customary to give up the ingredients in pancakes (eggs, sugar, milk).
I wrote this book for teachers and librarians who may be searching for the perfect picture book for pancake day. Introduce children to Katie, who loves building things, collecting things, and most of all, she loves pancakes!
KATIE SHAEFFER PANCAKE MAKER was written with Pancake Day in mind. I wanted a picture book I could read to my students on Pancake day. Making pancakes is a really fun preschool activity and uses all five senses so it checks all the boxes for an optimum learning experience for littles. And it is a great opportunity to invite families to come and share pancakes as well.
Want to order a copy in time for Pancake Day? Here’s the Indiebound link!
Please let me know if you read it to your class and what they thought of the book. Also, if you want to let the children build their own ‘pancake machines’ like Katie. This is a good time to start collecting empty boxes. I like the little soap boxes and the jello boxes but cracker boxes, cereal boxes, even shoe boxes work really well too. Just tape them together and paint them too if you like. If any readers build their own pancake machines, send me a photo! I’d love to see what they create.
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