Pancake Fun at Kidderminster Nursery

Pancake day celebrations started early at Little Trinity Nursery in Kidderminster with a spot of pancake making, a discussion and a tally chart of the children’s favourite toppings amongst just some of the activities enjoyed on Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday, 1st March.

As well as all things Shrove Tuesday, the children celebrated St. David’s Day by making daffodil flowers, daffodil pinwheels and using lots of craft materials to create a daffodil collage alongside their creative pancake face-making and pancake snack-time.

Nursery Manager, Gaynor Carter, said: “The children just love celebrating pancake day with all the scrummy pancake fun and learning it brings. The children also talked about the many celebrations around the country and the world as they also added in their own personal experiences and likes/dislikes.”

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional day of feasting before Ash Wednesday, and the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter. Shrove Tuesday enables Christians and those observing the Lent practice, to use up their surplus eggs and fats before embarking upon the traditional Lenten fast, with pancakes offering the perfect way of utilising these ingredients.
St David's Day is the celebration of St David, the patron saint of Wales, with people marking the day by wearing either a daffodil or a leek, both being Wales’s national emblems.

Taking part in creative and craft activities such as cutting shapes and PE sessions are important for children as they help to develop physical, fine motor and gross motor skills and of course the special pancake ‘tuff tray’ aiding their expressive development as they took part in art and design and acted out different scenarios during the day through role-play.

Gaynor added: “Of course this type of create play promotes and stimulates communication, language and personal and social development, with Pancake Day offering a yummy creative play activity which can involve even our youngest children from 2 years of age and up.

“All children and staff thoroughly enjoyed their yummy celebrations!”