Hold off on tossing that old bouquet!
This Flower Tea Party Play idea is yet another great idea to use up old, withered flowers and kids will love it! If you’re looking for more similar activities, we’ve done these fun ones in the past, Creative Play Flower Tray, Spring Sensory Bin and Creative Play Sensory Tray.
I love how simple this Flower Tea Party Play is. It’s the perfect open-ended play idea. No rules, just creativity, imagination and lots of fun! Kids get to pour this beautiful pink water into the teapot, tea cups, create their own little tea cup bouquets and so much more. This activity also doesn’t require fancy materials either, which is always a plus for busy parents. You’ll need a bin, flowers, pink water and teacup/saucer set, that’s it. Talk about the prep too. What prep! 🙂
This activity is also a great one for warmer temperatures since it involves some water play (which is always easier done outside anyways). Read below to see how I made the water pink naturally! No dyes.
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Materials for flower tea party play:
- Dried flowers (or fresh)
- Beets (to make water pink, but optional)
- Toy teacup and saucer set
First boil a little bit of water in the kettle and pour over some beets in a cup. Let the water become pink and add to the bin, adding more plain water to fill up the bin. Add the withered flowers.
What is my child learning?
- Creative play
- Small motor skills (using the spoon and pouring)
- Independent play (this activity allows kids to be a bit independent and use their own creativity to come up with their own play ideas)