- Your child's favourite cuddly toys
- Picnic blanket
- Tea set
- Grass, flowers and other safe found objects in the garden
... fresh rosemary. Bee loved smelling this and said "this will make my tea smell lovely"
Once Bee was happy with her herbal tea, she began pouring it into the tea cups. Most ended up on the pavement, but this was OK as she was practicing her hand eye coordination and spacial awareness skills.
Bee was getting really into this activity now and said that she wanted to make some soup. Adding some bowls and a ladle to her play, she began collecting more rose petals, grass, stones, pine cones and shells and made a delicious batch of 'Garden soup' as she called it.
When it was ready, she served up this delightful meal to her cuddly toys... By the look of Ariel, I think she may have had enough :-) She asked them did they like her soup and pretended to feed them all.
- Communication and language- Talking to her soft toys and asking them questions.
- Physical development- Fine and large manipulative skills and hand eye coordination
- Personal, social and emotional- Making relationships, social skills, developing self competence, fun and enjoyment and being resourceful.
- Literacy- Learning how to write
- Mathematics- Developing an awareness of space and measurement, when filling up the cups.
- Understanding of the world- Learning about the world around them
- Expressive arts and design- Role play and developing her own activities.
- Make a cafe area to pretend to sell your home made tea and soup.
- Introduce glue and paper, so that you could make a collage with the flowers, grass etc
- Sing the song 'I'm a little tea pot'