Mrs Mactivity are delighted to have been invited to be the chosen resource provider for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2018! Over 2.5 million children have taken part in World Nursery Rhyme Week since its launch in 2013. The week is open to parents, Early Years practitioners and anybody who works with children under the age of 7. Best of all, participation is free! Mrs Mactivity has provided some additional resources and craft ideas to accompany the week, and this blog post explains how to make your very own tipping teapot for the rhyme “I’m a Little Teapot” – it really couldn’t be easier!
What you need
- a free teapot template (click on this link to download)
- colours – either felt tips or coloured pencils – we used blue paint with glitter and decorated with sequins.
- a paper plate.
How to make your tipping teapot
- Colour in and cut out your printed teapot template.
2. Fold your paper plate in half.
3. Glue the teapot image to one half of the paper plate.
4. You’re done!
How to use your tipping teapot
There are loads of ways you can use your tipping teapot, but my favourite idea is in tea party roleplay! Pretend to pour and serve each other tea as if you’re at a cafe or at home. Talk about how normally teapots are hot so you have to be careful. Pretend to add milk, make the pouring sound effect too!
It’s also super fun to sing along with the “I’m a Little Teapot” song and tip your teapot craft at the right moment, practising the rhythm of the song at the same time. So many fun ways to use this one and it really is super easy too.
To access additional resources go to Mrs Mactivity’s World Nursery Rhyme Week Resources.
Please note that supervision will be required for activities using small parts with young children.