We love tea parties, and get a lot of use out of our play tea set! Pompoms are great pretend play props – we used large ones as ice cream scoops, small ones as berries, white ones as sugar for tea. We combined the pompoms with the tongs and tea set for some fine motor play.
Play Supplies Needed:
- Tea Set
- Small Tongs
I set up an invitation to play by placing brightly colored pompoms in a play pot, and surrounding it with tea cups and tongs.Including the tongs added an element I hadn’t expected: teaching. It was the first time my toddler had used the tongs, so his older brother showed him how!
The kids selected which “flavor” tea they wanted, transferring the pompoms from one cup to another using the tongs. Their favorite? Blueberry lemon!