Thursday, February 23, 2012

theme day - tea party

In the winter months, I face the challenge of finding activities to keep the little ones entertained for more than five minutes. For the last several weeks, I have taken a new approach to planning out our days - once a week, I ask Little Miss L. to pick out a book and we base our day around that particular book. Having a theme day has been a hit around our house and Little Miss L. looks forward to them each week.

This week, Little Miss L. picked the Fairy Tea Party by Jamie Michalak. Our morning started off with dressing-up like fairies and dancing around with our magic wands. Once we ran out of energy, it was time for us to hit up the kitchen to make our cookies for the afternoon tea party. Little Miss L. loves helping in the kitchen and I love eating all the goodies we make... it is a win-win situation.

In the afternoon, we took the opportunity during craft time to make invitations for our tea party. I am sure all the teddy bears and monkeys enjoyed their cards. Late afternoon arrived - it was time for our tea party, and I was definitely ready for a relaxing cup of tea. Little Miss L. loved hosting the tea party for her brother, myself, teddy bear and monkey. It was a wonderful afternoon spent with two of my favourite people.

Theme day is a great way to involve your children. They love thinking of new ways to express themselves, and I love transforming a regular day into something special. Do you have theme days in your home? If so, what are some activities you like to do? What are some of your favourite themes?
Little Miss L.'s pick of the week. Thanks again, Auntie Jenn!
Mr. Monkey joins the party.
What am I supposed to do with this thing?
Little Miss L. is a girl after my own heart. She loves taking pictures with her camera.
This is what happens when you have an older sister.
Mr. Monkey needs a hand.
I love how my daughter shoots back her tea like it is a shot. Oh boy, I might have to worry when she is older.
My cutie - I love love love this boy to the moon and back.
I had to share this picture because my son has amazing feet. They are like hands , they can grasp and pick up just about anything.
Check out my two teeth everyone!
I am also sitting folks - yes, I am a growing before your very eyes!
Their smiles are infectious.
My fairy princess had a wonderful day.
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  1. awwwwww very great idea :) Awesome mommy kiddy time :)

  2. It is also a great way to get your children interested in books :)