A new twist on pancake day #Cloudy2Competition

Tots100 are running a great ‘Show Us Your Foodimals’ competition in conjunction with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, so we just had to have a go, my children just love pancake day and as it’s just round the corner it seemed like a perfect excuse to dust down the frying pan and get the children involved in some basic cooking – it’s great fun making strange shapes and finding new and interesting ingredients to add. This year we decided to have some fun, so I bought a copy of OMG Pancakes by Jim Belosic and then topped up on food colourings and some chocolate drops for some experimentation in the kitchen.


I let the children have a few attempts with the batter, our technique was to make up lots of batter and then add a few drops of colour to each small quantity once it was in the bottle. Here is William holding one of the most successful foodimals we did, he loves dinosaurs so it seemed like quite a good one to have a go at. He loved making it and enjoyed eating it even more!

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This is my entry to Make Your Food Fun and Win a £500 Home Cinema System!

Barny’s winter little adventures challenge

BritMums are running a lovely winter themed competition. Lucky bloggers can even get free samples in exchange for posting a blog entry, if you’re interested you can find out more at the BritMums competition page. But hurry the competition closes on the 28th February.

We had great fun doing this and waited until half-term for an opportunity to get out and about with enough daylight. I asked my girls; Charlotte (age 10) and Eleanor (age just 6) what they fancied doing for this and their idea was to take their bears out for a teddy-bears picnic, the weather was reasonable and we chose a nice spot amongst the snowdrops to lay down our blanket. The girls role played and served the bears with lots of treats including the Barny bears we got mailed, I do have to let you into a secret though…most of the Barny bears had already been eaten by the time we did the challenge as the children love them and think they are delicious.


“This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Winter Little Adventures Challenge’ sponsored by Barny, individually wrapped bear-shaped sponges with a hidden filling. Find out more about Barny here.