Pancake Day is flippin’ great fun for nursery tots

MPMC pancake day at Busy Bees
MPMC pancake day at Busy Bees
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Pancake Day celebrations were child’s play for excited children at Busy Bees Nursery in Oldbrook, with a host of fun pancake inspired activities.

Each child was given a freshly cooked pancake by the nursery chef Rachael, who gave the children a fabulous demonstration on pancake flipping, before they decorated it with a variety of fillings including fresh fruit, yoghurt and a traditional drizzle of lemon juice.

The children made the most of the Shrove Tuesday celebrations by taking part in lively activities with a pancake race in the nursery garden.

Children also learned why pancakes are traditionally enjoyed on Shrove Tuesday, as nursery nurse Claire Redsull explained that pancakes were eaten as a way of using up ‘rich’ foods such as egg, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting began for Lent.

Nursery manager, Lorraine Harben, said: “The children had a fantastic time putting together their own pancake fillings, which gives them the chance to explore different flavours and textures. The children were very keen to try out pancake tossing as well, which caused a lot of laughter.”