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It’s always a good time for a cup of tea October 28, 2009

Filed under: children — Kirstin @ 2:04 pm
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What can I say – I’m a big tea drinker. For me, it’s a classic cup of English Breakfast with bit of milk. Now that my daughter is approaching two years old, I’ve been adding more “pretend play” items to her toy box and one of them has been a tea set that she really enjoys playing with.

I’ve tried to pick items that would last, were made of recycled, handmade, or “greener” materials, and that I’d be pleased to pass along to someone else when she’s outgrown them. Here’s what Green Girl has:

tea set amazon

Wonderworld Eco-Friendly Tea Time Set

But here’s some other tea sets options:

plastic tea

Green Toys Eco-Friendly Tea Set

wooden teaset

Plan Toys Wooden Tea Set

I’ve also bought some extras so we can have a tea party. Etsy has been a great resource for finding felt food. But here’s some other ideas:


Haba Milk Carton


Haba Tea Time Tin


Haba Butter Cookies

assorted cookies

Haba Assorted Little Cookies with Tin

You could also recycle items from your kitchen for some cooking and eating pretend play: yogurt containers, juice boxes, single serve cereal boxes, raisin boxes, cookie boxes, or any other food that came in a box. It’s amazing how something so simple can be tons of fun for little ones!

Do you have any other ideas? Let us know what you’ve tried.

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3 Responses to “It’s always a good time for a cup of tea”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    So many cute options!

  2. Lena Says:

    I love the little tea time tin! Too cute. My daughter LOVES to pretend play with her tea set and wooden cookie set. I also tape up “real” boxes of items for her to use. She loves that.

  3. Oh how cute! I would have loved those as a kid.

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