Spell Your Name … in Pancake – Part 2
One of the activities that my 3 year old and I love doing is making pancakes together. She is allergic to a lot of stuff, including wheat, so for a while we could not come up with a good pancake recipe. Now that we finally have one that is wheat free and delicious, we are making them almost once a week! The simple round pancakes got boring pretty quickly, so we branched out: snowmen, butterfly, snake and now we spell.
I make letters (always her name, her sister’s name and then some other words). When I am making the batter – she helps me and we go over everything in Russian:
Мука (Pamela’s gluten free pancake mix) – 2 чашки ( 2 cups of the mix)
Растительное масло – полчашки ( 1/2 cup of vegetable oil)
Одно яйцо (one egg)
Одна маленькая бутылка газированной воды (Club Soda) 10 ml ( one 10 ml bottle of Club Soda)
1. Отмерить муку и насыпать в миску. Measure the flour and pour into the bowl.
2. Отмерить масло и добавить в миску. Measure the oil and add into the bowl.
3. Разбить яйцо в отдельную миску и добавить в большую. Crack an egg into a separate bowl and add into the large bowl
4. Налить шипящую воду в большую миску и все перемешать венчиком. Add the soda water into the big bowl and mix with a whisk.
She does everything (I help with opening the soda bottle).
I ask her what letter I am making when I am pouring the batter. And then sometimes tells me if she wants any particular letter that day. Today we spelled her name, and the words: ем, пёс as we have been working on letters е-ё at the beginning of the word vs. in the middle.
I let her spell her own name with the letters – she needs to find the letters, and put them together. We use the Trace and Learn workbook for her to practice writing and and Azbuka 3 to practice reading syllables in Russian.
Hope you practice your spelling, reading and Russian the next time you are making pancakes.
Learn and have fun!