National Pancake Day!

February 5th was National Pancake Day! Did you know? If not, mark your calendar for next year. What a fun day to celebrate. If you live near a national pancake restaurant, you can even go there on National Pancake Day for free pancakes. We aren’t exactly close to one so we celebrated at home. Kind of…..

National Pancake Day

In a perfect, homeschooling mom world, I would have written a unit study on pancakes. My children would have studied the history of pancakes, read several books about pancakes and completed a 3-D model of a stack of pancakes. Perhaps we would have experimented with different recipes or toppings. We could have even invited friends and family over for a presentation on why you should eat yummy pancakes.

Quick meal

Sadly, I am not the perfect, homeschooling mom. And I must confess that we didn’t celebrate National Pancake Day. We really celebrated “Mom Forgot to Start Dinner Before She Ran Errands” Day.  It is a holiday that falls more than once in a year. You know, right?

Chocolate chip pancakes

After arriving home from a long day of errands, I saw the roast that was suppose to be cooking.  What does a mom of 8 hungry kiddos do? Thankfully she remembers it is National Pancake Day and we must celebrate. I grab our favorite chocolate chip pancake recipe, whip up a double batch and grab a few topping options. Maple syrup, cinnamon sugar or powder sugar….toppings reserved for special occasions.

Kid Friendly Meal

Perhaps it wasn’t the in-depth unit study that could have been, but it sure made for a delicious way to celebrate a fun holiday! And feed the masses.


Did you celebrate National Pancake Day? What other fun holidays do you celebrate? If you want to add in a fun celebration and learning opportunity in your homeschool, here are some upcoming fun holidays:

Feb. 11 – Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day. (If you have preschoolers, It Looked Like Spilt Milk would be a fun read.)

Feb 15 – National Gumdrop Day

Feb 19 – National Mint Chocolate Day

Feb 27 – Polar Bear Day


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