I’m always up for breakfast food any time of the day! For this week’s Literacy Snack Idea Pancakes Read Aloud, we’re talking pancakes! We’re reading Pancakes, Pancakes, by Eric Carle.
“The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up — hungry, of course! What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake! But first, Jack’s mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the black hen, milk from the spotted cow, butter churned from fresh cream, and firewood for the stove. Will Jack ever get his pancake?”
This is a fantastic book that can be incorporated into many types of lessons, from sequencing to a farm unit. For our snack this week, we’re of course having pancakes!
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
each student will need
4 mini pancakes
a tablespoon or 2 of strawberry jam
I quickly picked both of these up on my way home from Target the day before. The pancakes come 40 to a box and are the perfect size for small hands. They are easily warmed for a few seconds in the microwave if you have one, or before you leave in the morning, pop them in the oven for 4-5 minutes and they’ll be perfect to take to school. Help the students add a bit of strawberry jam like Jack had on his pancakes and enjoy!
While the students are enjoying their pancakes, I created a printable for them to work on. Going along with our sequencing activities, the students will recall the order of the items Jack had to gather for his mom to make the pancake.
You can download the Literacy Snack Idea Pancakes Read Aloud free printable from my TPT store below.
If you want to take it even a step further, you can actually teach your class how to make pancakes. Whether you make them to eat in the classroom or just learn about how to make them, you’ll want to grab our Cooking Class How To Make Pancakes. You students will get to practice sequencing while learning how to make pancakes. You can check it out here.
And then I also have a fun FREE pancake sight word game that you could add to the pancake fun in the classroom! You can get the game details and download it for free here.
I hope your students enjoy their yummy pancakes!
See you next time!