Welcome all children around the world to join in a day of play and imagination.
The International Fairy Tea Party
Friday 19th September 2014
Why the International Fairy Tea Party?
It is a day to share the learning power of play and imagination. Through play and imagination so much can be discovered, small details found that would be otherwise missed, collaborations made, problems solved to enable the play to develop etc etc.
This year the focus is on nature to get outside and discover where the fairies might be hiding, and also to learn more about the nature that surrounds us, regardless of where we are in the world... forest fairies, desert fairies, rock fairies, mountain fairies, sea fairies, rock pool fairies, meadow fairies, flower fairies, cactus fairies, mud fairies, garden fairies... the potential is endless.
The International Fairy Tea Party is held on the Friday closest to to the equinox - with the aim that all children around the world are united by the fact that they have the same number of daylight hours... even if they do not share the same cultures, language, resources etc - we will share the daylight and the imagination and the play.
The inspiration behind this fairy celebration of imagination is myself, Suzanne at Interaction Imagination - afterall the word imagination is even in the title of my blog! And also the gang at Fafu Play where play and imagination is at the root of everything they develop to enable children to learn their own way - you can check out their website here.
Of course you are welcome to browse my blog too... to discover what we got up to last year when we did a project about fairies - or the many other things I get up to with preschoolers.
To join in the fun all you have to do is create your own Fairy Tea Party and hold it on Friday 19th September - and even better would be to share photos of your event on the facebook page... International Fairy Tea Party
You can even pop over there now to get loads of ideas - as we share activities, crafts, art ideas and food ideas there to inspire all Fairy Tea Party participants... we collect them from all over the world...
It would also be great if you let us know if you ARE going to join the International Fairy Tea Party beforehand... as we will create a big map and add all locations... is there a better way for children to learn how connected they are with other children around the world in their play?
So please come and join us.