Lucas's Family Tradition
Today, Lucas, his mom, and his dad shared their family tradition with us which is making a pancake brunch on Sunday's and other special occasions.
Before Megan and Dan (Lucas's parents) joined us on zoom this morning, we asked Lucas to tell us a little about what we would be learning about his family tradition today ...
When we make pancakes at home, I help mom. - Lucas
Once we all realized that we would be eating pancakes today, we were extra excited!
Tita puts sprinkles on my pancakes! - Frances
Remy begins describing how to make pancakes ...
You stir, stir, stir. Then it gets hot, hot, hot. And you have to flip em!
You have to get a spoon (to flip them) - Remy
A magic spoon! - Luke
A spatula. - Jade
Then you have to get a fork and a knife and eat it into your tummy. - Remy
Lucas's family shared a few fun photos and videos with us of Lucas taking the lead on pancake making at home.
Lucas knows how to make the batter by mixing together flour, eggs, and milk. He and his family like to add vanilla to their pancakes too.
They also make really fun shapes with their pancakes by using special molds. Sometimes the molds can be for special occasions (like Valentine's Day heart pancakes) or just for fun to represent some of their favorite things (like Star Wars characters)!
When the pancakes are done cooking, it's time for toppings!
Can you guess what Lucas's favorite topping is?
To wrap up today's tradition sharing, Megan and Dan read two very silly stories to us.
The main characters are breakfast foods!
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast
The Case of the Stinky Stench
By Josh Funk
Thank you to Megan, Dan, and Lucas for sharing your tradition with us and teaching us some special things about how to enjoy pancakes of our own!
Want to see what the Brown Room did next?
First, we got some wiggles out by taking a music and movement break.
Then, we got to work making our very own pancakes!
Our first ever BR pancake day!
Again, a huge thanks to Lucas and family for providing us with all of the necessary ingredients to make this day so delicious.
To make pancakes, you have to first mix together all of the ingredients to prepare the batter.
It smells yummy, but it tastes yucky. - Wilder
(He decided to taste some of the pancake mix)
Then, you have to cook the pancakes.
Each child had the opportunity to use the pancake pen to squeeze his/her own pancake onto the skillet.
Finally, you get to add your favorite toppings and EAT the pancakes!
It takes a bit of patience to wait for your pancake to cook, but it's worth the wait.
Favorite Pancake Toppings:
Whipped cream. - Lucas
Um, stuff. - Jade
Stuff. Yeah, stuff. - Luke
I like syrup and sugar. - Wilder
I like maple syrup. - Cate
I like different syrup. Soft syrup. - Remy
I like serious syrup. - Cape
Those are yummy yummy! - Luke
What an extra special fun day!
That's a wrap on family tradition sharing in the Brown Room for now.
Thank you to our families who volunteered to share some of your special moments with us.
We absolutely loved learning more about how you spend your time together!
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