Pancake Tuesday

Every year we celebrate Pancake Tuesday on the day before Ash Wednesday. It falls on a different date each year, but always 47 days before Easter Sunday. It is also known as "Shrove Tuesday". This year we celebrate Pancake Tuesday on the 16th of February. 

Click through the powerpoint below to learn all about Pancake Tuesday.

There is also a story you can read called "The Runaway Pancake", and a short video that you might enjoy.

We would love to see how you decorate your pancakes, send a photo of your favourite toppings to your teacher and we will include them in the school blog.

Get creative with your Pancake toppings!!

Pancake Tuesday Facts

-The first pancake recipe appeared in an English cookbook dating back to the 15th Century.

-52 million eggs are used on Pancake Tuesday in the UK!

-The largest pancake on record measured 15metres wide and 2.5cm deep. It weighed 3 tonnes and contained 2 million calories!!

-The highest pancake toss on record was recorded in New York in 2010. The pancake was tossed 9.47metres in the air!

-The record for the most pancakes tossed in the shortest time stands at 349 tosses in 2 minutes!

-Pancake Tuesday is known as "Mardi Gras" in France which translates as Fat Tuesday!!

-Pancake races derive from a 15th century housewife in Olney who was so busy making pancakes that she forgot the time. When she heard the church bells ringing for mass she ran out of her house, still carrying her pan and pancake!!

-The most watched Pancake video is by Pingu the Penguin! 

Click here to read the story of the runaway pancake. It might remind you of another well known fairytale...

What do you like to put on your pancake? Try this cut and paste activity.