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Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

(Ages 8 and under)

Number of Attendees:

Flexible registration, as we always end up with a large number of kids who don’t sign up but do show up. The day before, I checked registration and estimated some drop ins, then prepared for 25. We had 23 kids come.

Length:

Approximately 1 hour for prep (cutting out paper crown shapes), setting up tables and putting out food/craft supplies. The program was an hour long.

Materials:

  • Construction paper (cut into crown shape)
  • Glitter glue
  • Buttons
  • Stickers
  • Sequins and other decorating supplies
  • Plastic tea cups
  • Napkins
  • Plates
  • Plastic cups
  • Lemonade/iced tea
  • Cookies
  • Fancy Nancy book
  • Prizes (left over summer reading prizes)
  • 1 feather boa (to make me fancy)

Publicity:

Description of Program:

Fancy Nancy tea party with story, snack, craft, and game. Attendees are encouraged to wear their fanciest ensemble.

Instructions:

Children entered the program room and took seats at tables. Teacups, plates with cookies, napkins, and paper crown shapes were already set out on the table. I had a teen volunteer pour the kids lemonade or iced tea as they took their seats. Then I started the program by reading a Fancy Nancy book while they ate. After that, I put crown decorating supplies out on each table and they spent most of their time decorating their crowns. While the crowns dried a bit, they played a game of tossing pennies into cups laid out on the floor and on a chair. Each child got 5 pennies, and for each one that made it into a cup, they got to choose one prize. After everyone had played, I stapled the crowns to fit on their heads, and that was the end of the program.

 

Cost:

Less than $10 dollars (I bought the plastic tea cups and food/drink from the dollar store. We already had everything else.)

Miscellaneous:

I held the event like a usual story time, by reading two Valentine's day themed books, then brought the children over to the craft tables to create their full hearts necklace.

It was a great program, and would do it again!

Submitted by:

Alessandra Nicodemo, Allendale

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