Tea party – Toddler

tea party toddlerToddlers love pouring pretend cups of tea and pretending to feed their toys.

Did you know?

Pretend play helps toddlers to use things to represent ideas and make believe.

Add language

Pretending to share food/drink gives opportunities to use simple phrases and to keep a conversation going e.g. “teddy’s thirsty”, “have some tea”, “too hot”, “milk please”, “blow on it”, “more tea”.

Other development

Using cups and spoons gives opportunities to practice developing coordination skills.


Have a teapot and cups of different sizes in the bath. Pouring water into different size containers builds science and math concepts.

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 babieschildren and playgroups.


Activities listed under “toddler” are suitable for children aged 1-3 years. Toddlers enjoy activities that include exploring their environment and finding out how things work.

Play ideas

Mud pies

Mud pies

sausages playdough

Playdough food