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Playdough activity ideas for children and adults Pancake playdough recipe with lemon peel sprinkles! roll, cut, flip and stack doughy rounds to enjoy this Shrove Tuesday's otherwise batter filled day. Use the juice of a lemon as part of the doh's recipe and freshly grated rind to add scent and texture to the surface of the dough as it's counted and served.

If you grow lemon verbena add leaves and scissors to the activities.

pancake counting - playdough stacks

Recipe ingredients

150gm plain flour

100gm salt

2 tbs oil  

grated rind and juice of 1 lemon  

200ml water (including the lemon juice)

1 tbs cream of tartar (optional)

a few drops of yellow food colouring

ground cinnamon

Combine all the ingredients except the rind in a saucepan and cook until a firm dough forms.  Leave to cool then knead until smooth.

Use the lemon peel and cinnamon as surface texture and scent during play.

Resources for play
frying pans - spatulas - rolling pins - cutters - serving plates

: for role play and building number stacks on

2x pancake playdough mats

6x sharing pancakes

Number discs 0 - 20

Printables: frying pan outlines on

2 pancake playdough mat printables
6 pancake playdough mat printabls for preschool maths and numeracy activities
Number counting discs for serving pancakes
Make lemon pancake playdough with peel, juice, flour, salt, colouring and oil

Yellow playdough recipe - lemon peel and juice ingredients

stack of playdough pancakes with lemon peel topping

Lemon peel pancake playdough activity for Shrove Tuesday activities


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