Tea party – Playgroup

playgroup tea partyHosting a tea party at playgroup is a wonderful way for children to engage in pretend collaborative play, working out roles to play and negotiating the play scene.

Did you know?

A tea party for children of all ages encourages older children to consider their younger peers, develops empathy and provides opportunities to practice social skills in a wider environment.

Add language

Talking with playmates gives children a chance to express their own ideas and exposes them to a wider vocabulary.

Other development

Giving children the opportunity to direct the play helps develop their thinking and planning skills and gives them practice at their social skills.

Playing with a variety of people from different backgrounds gives children a chance to learn that things may be done differently in other homes.


A teddy bear’s picnic can be an exciting playgroup event.

Across the ages

All the activities listed on our “Play Ideas” page can be applied across different age groups. See how tea party play can be fun for babiestoddlers and children.


Activities listed under “playgroup” are suitable for groups of children of various ages. They provide opportunities for early learning and social play.

Play ideas

Mud pies

Mud pies

sausages playdough

Playdough food