Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Educational Activity: Tea Party Creative Play


Written by Samantha from LittleHandsBigWork.com for GummyLump.com
for children ages 2 years and up with Adult Participation

I have four amazing boys and one VERY girly girl! To be honest my boys don’t mind playing tea party with their little sister! They aren’t thrilled, but they don’t mind ;) I decided to add to our little tea party by telling the kids that “You are not invited!” After a quick disappointed look from them I said, “Because, you have to come as someone else!!” We quickly ran to our dress up area and the kids all put on whatever outfits that they wanted and then told me their “New Name”. And the Guest list became: Mr. Tiger, Mr. Fire, Miss. Fairy and Superman!
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Another exciting element was FOOD! I made mini banana muffins and tiny oat clusters (by Quaker). The idea was tiny food! Silver dollar pancakes would be fun!
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All of the kids helped serve each other while they practiced their manners. So nice to hear “Please pass more Tea”, “May I have another crumpet?"
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Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Pretend Play Tea Set Shown

The skill of pouring is very important in the development of a child's fine motor skills. I love that this tea pot has a snug lid so that even my little lady was able to pour all by herself!
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This little lady was thrilled to have the tea party and didn’t want it to end!
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This guy just came for the food!
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Samantha is a stay at home mom of five children under the age of five. She teaches preschool from her home and loves it! She loves coming up with unique ways for her children and students to learn because when kids are having fun they learn so much better! You can find more activities and fun stuff at Samantha's blog Little Hands Big Work.

1 comment:

Rob Babiak said...

I wish I would have gotten an invite to this tea party. It looks like everyone had a great time.

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