For Children, acting out a book, or other activities is a way to expand imaginations, develop language, explore drama, promote literacy and build vocabulary.
So, are you using your children’s story books as a springboard into play? Children love books and want to read them over and over..and over! So use play as a way to expand and enrich their book experience.
Want to try something new and fun? Choose a book, for this post, lets choose, “If You Give A Pig A Pancake” by Laura Numeroff.
Don’t have the book at home? NO worries, you can watch and listen to it (and others) on You Tube at “Nook Online Storytime.” use this link:
Making pancakes with any child is easy and fun! It may be messy too, but that easily cleans up. You will need to make both large and small pancakes. Large, for the pig’s head, one small for the nose, alternative is a slice of pineapple (whole round) or banana slice. Make two smaller pancakes for the eyes if you choose. Then decorate. Use chocolate chips, blueberries or raisins for the irises and nose holes. You can make ears from ripped pancakes or use fruit such as cut strawberries.
Here is a good pancake recipe: Feeds 4.
Pre-mix the following dry ingredients.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
In a separate bowl mix the following and then add to the dry ingredients.
2 cups milk
4 Tbsp oil
If you give a pig a pancake it may want some syrup!
Does your family call pancakes by a different name? Some people call them hotcakes, flapjacks, flap-cakes or griddlecakes.
Think of words that start with P or the “p” sound. Like: pig, pancake, pajamas, peaches, pizza, paper, plate. Can you and your children think of more P words? Make a list.
Sequencing Activities: for older children 3 and up.
What did the pig want first, second? Then what happened? What will the pig want next?
I hope you try this and have fun with bringing this book to life!