Sunday, September 5, 2010

I'm A Little Tea Pot

I'm a little teapot, short and stout.

Here is my handle; here is my spout.

When I get all steamed up, hear me shout

Just tip me over and pour me out.

I'm a Little Teapot! (2007) sets up pretend play. Kubler paints toddlers in togs that mimic the colors of a teapot. They are the teapot! Tottering two-year-olds stand on one foot and bend: Tip me up, and pour me out! Balance skills! At book's end, a tea party.

Below are some fun activities that you can link with the rhyme
I'm a Little Tea Pot:

Craft Activity: Show your child a tea bag and tear it open and show them the leaves. Brew some tea and make it strong. Get busy painting with the undiluted tea.

Role Play: Sit with your child and have a pretend tea party. Make some sandwiched together to have with your pretend tea.


  1. Find different tea cups and saucers and get your child to match the cups with the correct saucers.
  2. Pairs of items that are tall and short - tall teapot, short teapot; ta;; flower, short flower; tall glass, short glass etc

Water Play: Fill your water tray, baby bath, sand shell (anything that you can use to put water in) and fill it with teapots with different-sized spouts and different sized cups. This will allow your child to explore pouring water into cups, great for hand-eye co-ordination.

Cooking: Decorate tick-tock biscuits with marshmallows, freckles and half a pink mint roller (as the handle). These are so cute and quick and easy to make. Mix up a little icing and give your little one an ice block stick to use to apply the icing.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent ideas- I will use these with my little one. I love the one about creating marshmallow tea pot cookies. -Clever!!!!