The other day I read a fun way to make pancakes with writing or designs in the middle, such as the ones in the picture. Here's how you do it:
-Mix the pancake batter and pour some into a bottle with a spout (such as an old mustard, ketchup, or ice cream topping bottle). You can even use food coloring to dye the batter.
-Then pour/squirt from that container onto the frying pan. (Letters need to be done backwards).
-Let cook for about 30 seconds and then cover the design-carefully-with more batter.
-Cook and flip as normal.
-Enjoy your creative pancakes!
I think preschool age kids would especially enjoy this breakfast treat because they can help make it and practice their letters.
PS: One of our family favorites with pancakes is peanut butter and syrup on top. It may sound weird, but once you try it you'll never go back!
PPS: If you are trying to figure out ways to help your kids eat healthily, check out this web site: http://www.superhealthykids.com/ (make sure you look at her blog!) It has lots of great information and recipes.