On February 6th we made heart-shaped pancakes for supper! I have tried heart-shaped pancakes many times. The recipes usually say to pour the batter into a heart shape. Really? Well if that works for you that’s wonderful, but I have trouble drawing stick figures, so with a hot griddle and runny dripping liquid, hearts just don’t happen for me! One year I made pancakes and then cut the heart shapes out of them, but then of course someone had to eat all the left over pieces!
This year I used a large cookie cutter, and I thought they turned out really pretty! I simply greased the cookie cutter and placed it on the griddle. With a little melted butter in the middle, I poured the batter into the cookie cutter. After the batter was set I removed the cookie cutter and flipped the pan cake. I also enjoyed adding a little pink food coloring. The kids were surprised when they cut into the pancakes!
On the 7th I took the kids to a dollar store and gave them each a $3 shopping spree! They had never done this before! Originally I thought I would have them get Valentine things, but when I got there I decided to just let them get anything they wanted. It was lots of fun!
For our 8th activity the kids put together their Valentines for their friends. I loved watching them all work together around the table. The next day they had their Valentine Party at “school.” I figured that counted for their “Valentine thing of the day,” so I got off a little easy on that one! 🙂
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