Food is always a popular theme for storytime whether it is cookies, pizza, or ice cream! Special thanks to Katherine Loeser of the Glendale Public Library for many of these ideas on a Pancake-themed storytime. Look for the “Pancakes” song on Kididdles. And for a craft idea, try this printable maze featuring the character from If You Give a Pig a Pancake. Or, check out some of the craft ideas for Pancake Day here.
Carle, Eric. PANCAKES, PANCAKES! Jack makes pancakes from scratch, including cutting and grinding the wheat into flour.
Chamberlin, Mary. MAMA PANYA’S PANCAKES. Set in Kenya, Mama tries to stretch her ingredients so she can make pancakes for everyone.
DePaola, Tomie. PANCAKES FOR BREAKFAST. An old woman tries to make pancakes, but is short on ingredients, and her pets get in the way.
Fearnley, Jan. MR. WOLF’S PANCAKES. In this variant of Little Red Hen, Mr. Wolf asks his neighbors to help him make pancakes. After they refuse, will Mr. Wolf share the pancakes?
Isaacs, Anne. PANCAKES FOR SUPPER! In this variant of Little Black Sambo, a girl trades clothing to get away from wild animals.
Jacobs, Joseph. JOHNNY CAKE. In this variant of The Gingerbread Man, a Johnny cake avoids being eaten until he meets a fox.
Kasza, Keiko. WOLF’S CHICKEN STEW. Trying to coax the chicks into getting close enough so he can eat them, the wolf brings the chicks one hundred pancakes.
Lobel, Anita. THE PANCAKE. Similar to The Gingerbread Man, a pancake avoids being eaten until he meets a clever pig.
Numeroff, Laura. IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE. A circular story similar to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
Rey, Margret and H.A. CURIOUS GEORGE MAKES PANCAKES. To raise money for the children’s hospital, Curious George helps at the pancake breakfast.
Weston, Tamson. HEY PANCAKES! With colorful illustrations by Stephen Gammell, three siblings make a mess while preparing pancakes for their parents.
Penny PeckSan Leandro Public Library March, 2010