Dear Students (and Learning Partners)
Today, I want you to watch Pingu the Penguin on this video about MANY times – will you do so? Each time, you have to do something different while watching. Ready?
1st Watch: See what Pingu is up to and tell someone the story in Only Two-Three Sentences.
2nd Watch: Start naming all the objects you see – you have to be fast (For example: door, penguin, floor, spoon…). Do this with someone, and take turns – see who gets the most names of objects!
3rd Watch: Start naming all the actions you see (For example: run, stir…) How many actions did you name?
4th Watch: Count the number of times pancakes are flipped in this video.
If you managed to play all the 4 games and are still here with me – then run around the room four times shouting: “Yay! I’m a Super Duper Kiddo!”
Pingu learnt how to make pancakes. When I was very small (like some of you), I learnt a Nursery Rhyme about pancakes a bit like this one. I hope you like it and sing along. Watch as many times as you like and sing loudly!
When you see me in school, next – sing the first line, and I’ll know that you’ve watched the video!
Bonus: Here’s a recipe for pancakes, in case by now, you’re feeling hungry.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (or healthy wheat flour)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
- 1 large egg (OR 1/2 cup mashed banana, OR 1/2 cup curds or yoghurt)
- Vegetable oil for frying pancakes
- Assorted toppings, such as butter, icing sugar, honey, jam, whipped cream, chopped fruits or chocolate syrup
- Mix the dry ingredients well.
- Whisk all the wet ingredients together (except oil and toppings)
- Add the dry ingredients gradually to the wet mixture and blend into a smooth dough (no lumps)
- The dough should be of pouring consistency
- A grown-up should be present for the rest of the process as assistant chef
- Heat a skillet (frying pan) on the gas
- Add a spoonful of oil to the hot skillet
- Add a large spoonful of pancake dough to the hot oil
- Turn the skillet carefully to spread the dough evenly
- You can turn the pancake after a minute to brown the other side
- Don’t try to toss the pancake – it needs skill! But you can hum the pancake song
- Make enough pancakes for both of you
- Arrange the pancakes on two plates
- Add your favourite toppings (fresh fruits are a healthy option)
- Enjoy your pancakes with your assistant chef – you’ve certainly earned it!
Next day, you must tell your teacher and friends in class all about your “Pancaking adventure”.