Kids love pancakes, but they love pancakes in fun shapes even more. You don't need any fancy skills to make them either. Just a cheap condiment squeeze bottle.
As this video from the Insider YouTube channel demonstrates, it doesn't take much to make pancakes of different shapes. Mix up your favourite pancake batter (or pre-mix from the supermarket) pour it into a squeeze bottle, get the pan hot, and start drawing.
Kids will get excited about the shapes, and may want to make their own. It's an easy way to do something a little more advanced than those Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes you've been dishing out for years. You can get squeeze bottles from most discount stores for a few bucks, so it's not a huge investment either.