Tea party time

Reinforce good manners with a toddler tea party.

You'll Need

  • Toy tea set, or plastic plates, cups, etc.


30 minutes

Learning Stages

By Candace Lindemann
Children's Author & Education Consultant

Candace Lindemann is a published children’s writer and educational consultant. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can also find Candace blogging at http://NaturallyEducational.com. While Candace’s degrees prepared her for a career in education, she’s found that the best preparation for parenting is on-the-job training.

Hosting a tea party is a great way to practice manners. Using a plastic tea set, ask your toddler to please pass the tea pot and other goodies. Say "please" and "thank you." Use plastic utensils and paper napkins to demonstrate good table manners. You can even put a little water in the set to practice pouring the "tea."