Classroom Activities

Morning tea is over. Time to get back to class.

These suggested activities and resources are to further support the teaching of the key concepts from Time For Tea. This digital resource is a useful starting point for introducing historical terminology and sources of information.

Staff room


Suggested reading

Anderson, S, 2016, The teddy bears' picnic, Cantata Learning, USA

Birmingham, J, 2014, Picnic, Candlewick Press, USA

Dyckman, A, 2013, Tea party rules, Viking (Penguin Books), UK

Hayes, S, 1998, This is the bear and the picnic lunch, Walker Books, Australia

Hutchins, P, 2013, We're going on a picnic!, Red Fox (Penguin Books), Australia

Jolly, J, 2014, Tea and sugar Christmas, National Library of Australia, Australia

Kerr, J, 2006, The tiger who came to tea, Harper Collins Children's, UK

Sharratt, N, 2021, Tea party parade, Barrington Stoke, UK

Vass, Carol, 2017, A perfectly posh pink afternoon tea, Koala Books (Scholastic Australia), Australia

Suggested rhymes and songs

Ask Mr Bear

Here's a Cup

Hug, Hug, Hug Your Bear

I'm a Little Teapot

Polly Put the Kettle On

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Recommended websites and resources

State Library of WA

Illustrations by Gabriel Evans (State Library of WA)


Better Beginnings

The British Museum

Carnamah Historical Society & Museum

Original artwork for A perfectly posh pink afternoon tea (State Library of WA)

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