My dad used to make these every Saturday morning. He likes his pancakes large, but you can cook dollar-size pancakes if you want. Or spoon onto the griddle in the form of your young diner's initial. You can also try adding blueberries, bananas, or chocolate chips to the batter. From a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, with the addition of my dad's not-so-secret ingredient (vanilla).
This is the recipe my dad uses for "Pizza and Movie Night" every Friday, a tradition started when my dad was a food service officer on a submarine and they would make pizza every Friday night for the crew. Add any toppings you like. Be creative!