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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Storytime: Tea Party

Special storytime program for ages 3-8.


Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf
by Judy Sierra and pictures by Jotto Seibold

 Miss Spider's Tea Party (Scholastic Bookshelf)
by David Kirk

Sheep Out to Eat (Sandpiper paperbacks)
by Nancy Shaw and pictures by Margot Apple

Tea for Ruby (Paula Wiseman Books)
by Sarah Ferguson and pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser

Fancy Nancy
by Jane O'Connor and pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser

Additional Books:
Hattie Hippo by Christine Loomis and pictures by Robert Neubecker
I Know a Rhino by Charles Fuge
Just Like Mama by Leslea Newman and pictures by Julia Gorton
Kid Tea by Elizabeth Ficocelli and pictures by Glin Dibley

Idea Books:
Come to Tea by Stephanie Dunnewind and pictures by Capucine Mazille
Fancy Nancy Tea Parties by Jane O'Connor and pictures by Robin Preiss Glasser

Songs and Fingerplays

I'm a Little Teapot

Fingerplays and Rhymes "Sippety-Sup" and "Yeeow! Tea!"

Sippety-Sup, Sippety-Sup (Chant)

"Sippety-Sup, Sippety-Sup,
I drink juice from a sippy-cup.
Sippety-Sup, Sippety-Sup,
Mom drinks tea from a pretty cup.
Sippety-Sup, Sippety-Sup,
Dad drinks coffee from a big-big cup."
(Pretend to slurp tea after each pair of verses getting louder each time.)

This was adapted from a version on the Children Only ESL-EFL Website

Yeeeeoooouchhheee Tea! (Chant)

Teabag in and teabag out,
Don't burn your fingers or you'll have to shout:
Yeeeeoooouchhheee! Yeeeeoooouchhheee Tea!
Pour some sugar, Pour some cream,
Don't burn your fingers or you'll have to scream:
Yeeeeoooouchhheee! Yeeeeoooouchhheee Tea!
(Pretend one hand is a teacup and the other is a teabag being dunked. Then hold up and wiggle fingers for the second verse, and finally wave arms and hands wildly for the third verse. Do the same for the next set, only substitute a pouring motion for the first verse)
From HCPL Kidsite

Simon Says

We played the traditional game, "Simon Says". But instead of saying "Simon says", I said "please". If I didn't say please they weren't supposed to do what I asked. I asked for curtseying, bowing, twirling, golf claps, waving like royalty, etc.


Bud Vase

My coworker saves Ramune bottles from her Anime Club.
So, I had the kids make them into flower vases. Each child had a cup of glue diluted with water. They painted the glue onto the bottle with a paint brush and then placed squares of tissue paper on the glue. A final coat of glue on top when they were finished and then we left them to dry.

Other crafts I considered:
Paper Placemat Weaving
Muffin Cup Flowers

We served pink lemonade and cookies, and had hot tea available for the adults.

1 comment:

JoAnna said...

excellent ideas, thank you for sharing!