Pancake Day picks for EYFS and primary

Helen Beevers
20th February 2019
Decorated pancake representing Shrove Tuesday in EYFS and Primary

Engage young learners with these pancake-themed resources

Are you ready to dust off your frying pan and showcase your pancake-flipping skills on 5 March? If not, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with this selection of themed activities exploring aspects of literacy and maths, as well as the origins of Shrove Tuesday. What more could you ask for?

Lent & Shrove Tuesday

A simple power-point to help explai n about lent and pancake day. For an idea on how to use… I used a picture of a pancake and glued it in the children’s books and asked them to write what they would give up for Lent and then decorate the pancake

By SarahJayne66

Design a pancake with info about pancake day

A quick powerpoint presentation with a short description of what Shrove Tuesday is. Worksheet design a pancake (bit of RE/Literacy/Art) ties in with adjective use. If you have found this useful please favourite and rate :)
By landoflearning

Maths: grid method and pancake day!

Testing the children’s grid method skills by using their existing knowledge to complete the recipe card. Tests multiplying by 10 and 100 too!

By fairyclare123

Pancake Day Worksheets

Pancake Day Worksheets

Pancake Day Reading Comprehension, Instructions and Descriptive Writing Worksheets

This download includes an information on Pancake Day text with some reading comprehension questions. There is also an instruction sheet for children to order and illustrate a pancake recipe. The Descriptive writing sheets are for children to draw then describe their favourite pancake toppings with word prompts. All include answer keys.
There is also a maths comprehension sheet based on pancake recipes.
Finally I have also included a Pancake Day word search just for fun.

This download includes:
- Pancake Day reading comprehension questions
- Order instructions worksheet
- Descriptive writing worksheets
- Complete answer keys
- Math comprehension questions
- Pancake Day word search

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By The Ginger Teacher

Pancake Day Themed Maths Word Problems

This resource contains a Pancake Day themed maths activity on word problems ranging from simple addition to multiplication, division, fractions and percentages. An ideal resource during the season of Lent and Easter. However, pancakes are good at any time of year! The resource contains a set of 8 differentiated worksheets. An excellent resource for consolidating problem-solving and calculation skills using all mathematical operations. As the worksheets are differentiated they can be used for progression or differentiation.

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Pancake Themed Battle Ships

Coordinates Team / Partner Game - A pancake themed co-ordinates game on using and locating co-ordinates in the first quadrant. In the team version, teams have to locate pancakes or pancake ingredients - milk, eggs, flour by choosing a coordinate. 1 point scored for an ingredient - two points if they locate a pancake. There are 10 printed grids for partner games. Team and partner score sheets can be printed off the PowerPoint.

Add and Subtract Money From 10p - £5 Differentiated Worksheets

This resource contains 15 differentiated worksheets. Tasks include - calculating the price of toppings for pancakes, choosing the correct coins to pay for them and/or calculating change using1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. It is an excellent resource for consolidating counting, adding, subtracting and coin recognition and value skills. The worksheets are differentiated and can be used for progression in money addition or for differentiation - adding coins to the value of 10p, £1 and £5.

Addition and Subtraction to 10 - Twenty Worksheets

These resources are appropriate for Year 1- 6 pupils and older SEN / ESL students who would benefit from the visual nature of these resources.

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By Krazikas

Pancake day Resource Collection

A selection of simple resources to support Pancake day within the classroom. Activities for basic number work and letter work plus a writing frame and items for display
By bevevans22

Pancake Day and Lent Teaching Resources

A super teaching resource based on the Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day and Lent.

Pancake Day and Lent PowerPoint Presentation: a super presentation looking why pancakes are made on Shrove Tuesday to mark the onset of Lent.

A recipe booklet for making pancakes for your children to complete.
By jessplex

Pancake Day Fun

This is a little fun resource for Pancake Tuesday on the 9th February.
It has a passage with information on Pancake Day, followed by comprehension questions and a gap fill. There is also a word search, a menu for making pancakes with work out the ingredients and a template to design My Pancake Day Menu.
Suitable definitely for KS1 (possibly lower KS2) and ESL classes who wish to find out a little more about western culture- and food!
By LearnersLabyrinth

Pancake Day Song! EYFS, KS1.

Here is a song all about making pancakes, the tune is a jazzed-up version of the wheels on the bus! Learning the song promotes discussion about step by step skills such as baking, ingredients, or even non-reversible changes!
Have fun!

This song,and other Early Years songs, is available on my You Tube channel, sue bleazard.
By suebleazard

Pancake Day | Shrove Tuesday | PowerPoint | Sequencing | How to Writing

This fun and engaging teaching resource is perfect for Pancake Day!

An eye-catching presentation answers a series of questions, such as what Pancake Tuesday is and why we make pancakes on that day. The presentation continues with a pancake recipe, a closer look at pancake toppings, Pancake Day around the world (which could be researched further) and the tradition of pancake racing.

The presentation has been saved as a show, so that nothing can be accidentally deleted. Some sections require clicking to progress the show - it is set this way so that the teacher can pause and discuss if required. A quick run through beforehand will highlight these areas.

After the presentation and discussion, students can complete two literacy activities. A differentiated sequencing activity and an expository writing activity. A set of sequenced recipe cards has been included as a teaching tool.

A bank of transition words has been included in the writing activity.



• Cover

• Teacher Notes

• Pancake Day Presentation (17 slides)

• Set of sequenced recipe cards

• Sequencing Activity: How to Make Pancakes

• Instructional (how to) writing activity

• TOU/Credits



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