We are celebrating and sharing activity ideas for “I’m a Little Tea Pot” alongside our Rhyme Time buddies. For our activity I decided to put our little teapot to good use in a water transfer activity for my 3 year old daughter. We set up a “Little Tea Shop” for some imaginative pretend play. It worked on my toddler’s pouring skills and sneaked in some fine motor skills work.
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How to set up a “My Little Tea Pot” Tea Shop
I laid out a table cloth and set out some pieces from Bella’s little tea set.
A little teapot
2 x cups and saucers
“Sugar Cubes” (dice)
And had lots of towels on standby.
Bella then set to work as “Head Tea Lady” serving us lots of“cups of tea”. She happily transferred water from the jug into her little teapot, then poured it out into the cups for us to“drink”. I wouldn’t really recommend actually drinking this water. She started off doing a really neat job, which I was very impressed with (note how I said started here!).
For more water play fun check out our Daisy Soup activity.
I asked for some sugar in one of my cups of tea. I had laid out a dice to use in place of a sugar cube, along with a pair of giant tweezers for her to use to pick up the dice and plop it into the cup of water. She did this and gave it a good mix together with her spoon and then used the spoon to take the dice out of the cup. I think she decided that I had had enough sugar at the party yesterday.
Now it’s time to pop over and see what activities my Rhyme Time buddies are sharing today: