Cardboard pancakes and dinosaurs at Portsmouth museum

Francesca Scigala, six, was at the City Museum with her aunt Auntie Ewelina Klos, and made 'pancakes' from card. Picture: Malcolm Wells (150295-9528)
Francesca Scigala, six, was at the City Museum with her aunt Auntie Ewelina Klos, and made 'pancakes' from card. Picture: Malcolm Wells (150295-9528)
Julian Brown (60) with his family (l-r) son-in-law Paul Saunders (29), daughter Sara Saunders (28), wife Karen Brown (60) and daughter Kate Brown (31).

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Scores of youngsters enjoyed the pancake-themed activities at City Museum in Southsea, yesterday.

They put together crafty pancakes made of cardboard with toppings made of tissue paper.

Alison McGrigor, from the museum, said: ‘It was a great day.

‘All the children had a lot of fun.

‘Around 70 dropped in to take part in the activities which is very good considering it was so sunny outside.

‘We had what we called a pancake race.

‘The children cut out cardboard pancakes and balanced them on top of their heads.

‘The better they got at balancing the more pancakes they added.

‘It was a great way to help them with their numeracy.

‘They also made their own crafty pancakes.

‘They stuck on lots of toppings – jam, berries and blueberries.

‘The pancakes looked delicious.’

But the fun for youngsters at the city’s museums during half-term does not end there.

From 1pm at City Museum today there is storytelling with Michael O’Leary focusing on objects in the A Hard Choice exhibition.

Tomorrow, Cumberland House Museum plays host to a dinosaur discovery day from 11am until 4pm.