Halloween is a fun time to do food activities. With witches, ghosts, pumpkins, monsters, mummies, vampires, and so many other fun iconic symbols, food activities are a sure way to bring holiday spirit into your home a little early!
I love Halloween, and one of my favorite things to do is create cute little food art activities with the help of my kids! Last year we did a 30 day count down with a different activity each day. This year…well let’s just say I don’t have my act together, but I have been trying to fit a few fun activities in here and there.
The first one we did: Jack ‘o Lantern pancakes. And you guys…this is so easy that anyone can do it! I promise.
- Start with “just add water” pancake mix, add in a few drops of orange food coloring when you add the water, and in a separate, much smaller bowl, a little bit with green food coloring.
- Put your batter on your griddle with a small bit of green at the top for the stem, and the orange circle for the body of the pumpkin.
- Make your pancakes like you normally would, and add chocolate chips or candy wafers into them to create the jack ‘o lantern face.
Cook and enjoy!
If you don’t want your kid to have chocolate, then just make them to look like pumpkins, still totally fun.
We ended up having these for breakfast, as an after school snack, and the next day for lunch because my 5 year old had so much fun making them, and they are so quick and easy I had a hard time telling him no.
What is your philosophy on how your kids can eat their candy? We talk about that here in the Great Tummy Ache Debate.
Go make your pancakes, and tag us in your IG pictures so we can see them too! Or if you aren’t feeling ambitious for this holiday, but want to carry this same idea into Thanksgiving, you can with Turkey Pancakes.
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