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Learning in the Kitchen {Color Palette Pancakes }

Do you enjoy pancakes for breakfast? Pancakes are requested regularly in our house, and if the meal plan was left in the hands of my husband and child, the delicious little disks would most likely be consumed daily.

I do my best to bring some variety to this delightful dish because eating round flat disks all of the time gets rather monotonous. If you are getting to know me, you will recall that I am not a big fan of dull food.

I make animals, snowmen or funny faces, write our names, or add new flavor profiles to our pancakes like pumpkin or strawberry (yum).

This morning I built a mini lesson into our pancake breakfast. We used food coloring to dye the pancake batter, and explored the color palette. This activity is a great marriage of two of my favorite things: hands-on learning and cooking with my child.

I set up a series of small cups, and dispensed the batter. Then we added food coloring to create the primary colors.

My child experimented mixing the different colors together to magically reveal the secondary colors of the color wheel.

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We built a color wheel with our primary and secondary color pancakes.

Yes, we did eventually get black pancakes. My kiddo thought they were quite comical! Naturally, I turned them into a penguin. :-)

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