for ages 2 and up with Adult Participation
Role playing is a great way for children to build social skills, expand their imagination and play unplugged. Setting up a simple tea party enables children to work on manners and build gross motor skills. For a Halloween themed tea party your children can help make fun spooky treats, set up the tea set get dressed up in their favorite kids costumes.
First we made treats during the little kids nap time. For these you will need:
- mini marshmallows
- pretzel sticks
- gummy life savers
- chocolate chips
- popsicle sticks
Stick and Dip!
Mmmmmm! White chocolate! (I melt the chips in the microwave at 20 second intervals, stirring each time till smooth)
While the boys were making these they said, “It’s like we are a monster bakery! Mmmmm bones and eye balls!!
That evening we set up our Melissa and Doug Tea Set with our treats! A spider web decoration was made with glitter glue on wax paper! You can peel it off when it dries and put it anywhere!
My 4 year old was a “Scary Pirate”! This pirate costume is awesome! I love the quality and how easy it is for the kids to put it on themselves!
Even Monsters and super heroes need manners;)
The eye balls were a huge hit! They really added to the roll playing and silliness!
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.