Pancake Day Musical Fun Activities and Songs to Sing!

Happy Pancake Day!

Shrove Tuesday (known as Pancake Day) is the traditional day of feasting and fun before the forty days of Lent that lead up to Easter. The idea was to use up any luxury foods that will not be eaten during Lent. To do this they made pancakes using all the eggs, butter and milk, and then enjoying them with a variety of tasty fillings. The next day, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and the period of fasting begins.

Shrove Tuesday has more than its fair share of unique and unusual songs, rhymes and poems. It’s a great opportunity to read stories and poems, sing songs and play music before cooking up a stack of yummy pancakes, flipping them, racing with them and then of course eating them!

Here is a few Pancake Day songs to sing outdoors before the pancake tossing begins!

Tune of ‘Skip To My Lou’

Pop a little pancake into the pan Pop a little pancake into the pan Pop a little pancake into the pan That’s for my dinner today

Squeeze on the lemon with a squeeze, squeeze, squeeze Squeeze on the lemon with a squeeze, squeeze, squeeze Squeeze on the lemon with a squeeze, squeeze, squeeze That’s for my dinner today

Shake on the sugar with a shake, shake, shake Shake on the sugar with a shake, shake, shake Shake on the sugar with a shake, shake, shake That’s for my dinner today

Roll it all around with a rolly, rolly, roll Roll it all around with a rolly, rolly, roll Roll it all around with a rolly, rolly, roll That’s for my dinner today

Pop it in your mouth with a yum,yum,yum Pop it in your mouth with a yum,yum,yum Pop it in your mouth with a yum,yum,yum That’s for my dinner today

Mix a Pancake

Mix a pancake, Stir a pancake, Pop it in the pan; Fry the pancake, Toss the pancake, Catch it if you can.

Make a Pancake

Make a pancake pat, pat, pat! Do not make it fat, fat, fat! You must make it flat, flat, flat! Make a pancake just like that!

Make a pancake pat, pat, pat! Do not make it fat, fat, fat! You must make it flat, flat, flat! Make a pancake just like that!

Five Crispy Pancakes

Five crispy pancakes in a frying pan, Flip them and toss them and catch them if you can. Along came (choose a child), For a pancake one day Sprinkled it with sugar and took it away.

Four crispy pancakes in a frying pan... cont.

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