As I’m a bit stuffy about the concept of kids playing with and losing respect for food, I’m suggesting re-creating this event for kids but making some pretend pancakes.
What do we need to play it?
You need a frying pan per racing child, try to avoid heavy iron ones if possible. You also need something to take the place of the pancake. It needs to be something that has a bit of weight to it so it can be easily flipped. If you don’t have time to craft something then a small book is ideal. Finally, you also need somewhere where you can race.
How do we play it?
- Mark out your race course and get your kids lined up at the starting line
- On the word ‘go’ kids must race from start to finish and successfully toss the pancake three times. If they drop the pancake on the floor they have to go back to the starting line
- First racer across the finishing line having successfully made their three tosses is the winner.
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