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 are 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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