Saturday, March 9, 2013

Build your own snowman Pancakes

Perfect kids Breakfast for the Holidays!!!

I'm a pretty hands-on type of mom...(you've probably figured that out already).  But,  I've learned that not only is it best for my kid... its also my job as a parent to be training her for eventual independence.  So I try to incorporate that concept whenever I can....hence the introduction of a build-your-own pancake day.  I'm sure when Solomon wrote the proverb "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).....he probably wasn't talking about pancakes.  But, as a parent EVERYTHING we do is in hopes that these tiny, little and sometimes helpless beings living with us will one day grow to be a successful, independent, highly-functioning member of society as well as God's Kingdom.  So it really doesn't matter how big or small the task is, the more we can teach our kids to do for themselves the more productive and confident they will be! 

  Virtually every Saturday morning I lovingly make and methodically decorate a themed pancake breakfast for my daughter.  But this morning, I let her in on the fun!  And the result.......a fun and delicious breakfast for all!!!  So don't hog all the pancake making fun!!!  Get the kids involved; they'll LOVE IT!!! 
                BTW, this would be a perfect activity breakfast for winter sleepovers or holiday mornings when entertaining a houseful of cousins!!  Its SUPER easy and FOOL-PROOF! 

 First, dye half your pancake batter green and leave the rest plain.  Next, fill two squirt bottles with your batter (one plain and one green).  Finally, draw your Christmas trees and snowmen.  (Tree trunks can be attached or unattached to the trees but the snowman hats need to be drawn separately and placed on heads in the building period).
Now for the fun part....THE DECORATING!!!
We used glitter gel icing and mini m&m's.
It takes serious concentration...
And LOTS of icing and candy!!!!
And voila......Build-your-own Snowman Pancakes!!!
In Joy,
-With Blonde Ambition

"Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it."

   -Proverbs 22:6

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