Jun 14 2008
I recently did a Recipe Roundup: Fun Breakfast Ideas for Kids for the FoodieView blog. Not only does it feature recipes that kids will love to cook up and eat, but they’ll appeal to all those adults who are big kids at heart. And who’s the biggest kid of them all but dad?
This Father’s Day, I hope your family will be getting together in the kitchen to cook up a breakfast made for a king. (We’re going out for dim sum, which will probably involve going to the Asian market afterwards to buy a lobster for dinner. More on this next week.)
Make Dad Some Fancy Pancakes
One great idea I missed for the Recipe Roundup was sent to me by Kendra of the My Insanity blog. She and her kids made a special School’s Out for Summer Breakfast where they put pancake batter in squeeze bottles to make pancake.Basically you use the squeeze bottle to make pancake shape outlines, let them cook for a little bit, then fill in the shapes. Here’s a picture of Kendra’s son, Trenton, and his spaceship pancakes.
You can have fun making pancakes like these for dad. If he’s a sports fan make pancakes the shapes of footballs, hockey sticks, or baseball bats. If he likes to fish, make him some fish- shaped pancakes, fishing poles, and a few hooks and worms. If I was making these for my husband, I’d make a motorcycle-shaped one!
(Kendra’s post also contains a recipe for an Orange Julius, too. Yum!)
Spend Father’s Day with Little Bear, His Dad and some good books
One of the most endearing father-son pairs in children’s books is Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear and his dad, Father Bear. Why not get a few Little Bear books for dad to read to the kids before nap or bed time? Two good choices are Father Bear’s Special Day and Father Bear Comes Home. Both are terrific books for toddlers up to children age 8.
Don’t you think Little Bear would like some honey on his pancakes? I bet your family’s “papa bear” would like some, too!
For more Father’s Day book ideas check out: