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I’d like to do something different for our Valentine’s Party this year (if I can convince Ms. Lezze-Faire to let me use a specific part of our building) and have a Grandparents Tea.  I ran this idea by a couple of my fellow teachers and they liked it so much that they asked if all 3 of our classes could join together!  I told them it was fine with me!

Anyway, I’ve been trying to gather ideas online for everything from decorations, simple menu items, maybe a simple project, and even a valentine they can make their grandparents – basically, ideas for all aspects of this event – none of us have ever had a grandparents tea before!  So i thought I would put a quick post about it together so that you, my readers, can contribute any ideas you have!

So, I’d like to hear your thoughts…what should we do or have at our Valentine Grandparents Tea?  Any and all comments and ideas are welcome – I’m always open to suggestions!  🙂

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I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

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  1. Hi, I have come ideas that I’ve compiled from various resources (but can’t remember where!)
    Toddlers/ Preschoolers:
    Books:
    ~ Let’s show God’s love on Valentine’s Day by Greg Holder
    ~ My very first tea party by Michal Sparks
    ~ Tea time with Emma Buttersnap by Lindsey Tate
    ~ I’m a little tea pot by Iza Trapini
    ~ Tea for me, Tea for you by Laura Rader
    ~ The best thing about Valentines by Eleanor Hudson
    ~ Froggy’s first kiss by Jonathan London
    ~ Valentine’s day at the zoo by Nadine Bernard Westcott
    ~ The very special valentine by Maggie Kneen

    Decorate party hats.
    Practice pouring water from a toy teapot into teacups, bowls, etc.
    Watch Disney’s Princess Collection (Disney’s Princess party, Disney’s Princess party Vol 2 (pajama party), Disney’s Princess Stories, Disney’s Princess Sing–Along Songs)
    Listen and dance to Disney’s Princess Tea Party CD and/ or Disney’s Princess sing–along songs DVD

    Valentine Fishing: use an empty plastic tub as a “lake”. Put red construction paper or cardstock hearts in. attach magnets to hearts and a magnet on fishing pole.

    Balloon Races: create a heart target out of cardboard or heavy cardstock for kids to aim their balloons at. Make several targets on the floor. give kids balloons that have been blown up but not tied shut. Have them let go of the balloons in the direction of the target to see where their balloon lands. They’ll want to play over and over, so have plenty of balloons redy to go closed with a clothespin. VARIATION: put a heart target in a box or laundry basket and have kids try to hit the target with an inflated balloon.

    Tea Sandwich Shapes (bread w/ crusts trimmed, cream cheese, cucumber cut into thin slices, 1 small bunch parsley, 1 small bunch watercress, 1 basket cherry tomatoes). Make sandwiches with bread, cream cheese, and cucumber. Cut sandwiches into shapes. Arrange on plate decorated wtih parsley, watercress, and cherry tomatoes. Serve w/ herbal tea or juice or tea with juice added.

    Make and frost cupcakes.

    OR do an Alice in Wonderland tea party! Lots of ideas online!

    Hope this helps.
    Stacey
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