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Share a Story: Tea Party


In case you missed our Tea Party storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own elegant and delicious storytime at home.

From Storytime

Tea party rules by Ame Dyckman

An friendly, but firm little girl makes a bear cub follow all the rules at her tea party before he is allowed to eat any of the cookies. Things don't turn out quite how either of them planned.

I'm a little teapot! by Annie Kubler

Illustrations of children playing and text present the lyrics to the classic children's song. We simply sung the song through twice in storytime.


Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?

     Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?

     Fish stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

     Who Me? Yes you! Couldn’t Be! Then Who?

     [Continue with as many animals or people as you like and for the final verse…]

     Mouse stole the cookies from the cookie jar!

     Who Me? Yes you! Well… I agree! It’s true!

     I took the cookies from the cookie jar… but you see…

     I’ll serve them with tea! And everyone can have one, let’s count how many…


Sheep out to eat by Nancy Shaw

Five hungry sheep discover that a teashop may not be the best place for them to eat.

We played "Two for Tea," and counted up to five.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

When Vincent loses his shopping list, distractions cause havoc with his memory, replacing the items on the list with an array of animals.

The queen is coming to tea by Linda Ravin Lodding

Preparing to host a tea for the Queen, Ellie and her stuffed elephant, Langley, race around the globe for the best food and drink, and also collect an assortment of guests.

An original collection of poems about tea and tea-time, including recipes and tips.

The tea party in the woods by Akiko Miyakoshi

As Kikko goes through the woods to bring a pie to her grandmother, she happens upon a home full of animals and joins their tea party.

Tea cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons

Tosh has spent many days in the kitchen with his grandmother, Honey, watching her bake cookies and listening to tales of their slave ancestors, so when Honey's memory starts to fail, Tosh is able to help with the cookies and more. Includes a recipe for tea cakes.

Mother Goose's feathers lead the reader through each page of nursery rhymes in a topsy-turvy nursery world. Try "Polly Put the Kettle On." For an added challenge and bonus literacy activity, clap your hands to the syllables in this tea-time nursery rhyme.

Tea with Oliver by Mika Song

Philbert the mouse would like to have tea with Oliver the cat, and tries to send him letters from underneath the couch, but Oliver keeps missing each note.

Tea Rex by Molly Schaar Idle

"Cordelia and her brother host a tea party for an unusual guest--a T-Rex!"--.