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April 17, 2014

April Crafts for Babysitters, Nannies and Families

Earth Day Activities

Warm weather opportunities are popping up all over. But with the possibility of April showers, there are a number of indoor activities to plan for eager (and antsy) kids. Here are few crafts that can build excitement and enthusiasm for the season. Plus, they’re perfect for nannies and sitters looking for more hands-on projects to engage kids.

Washcloth Bunnies
Bath time is often a struggle. Make it a little more fun with double-duty bunnies. You can create these little rabbits out of brightly-colored washcloths that can later be used in the bath. Check out this example.

Eggcellent Crowns
Using plastic eggs and hot glue (kids will need help with this!), there are a few fun filled ways to create festive headdress. Encourage their creativity by allowing them to add whatever accessories please them. Here are some images to jump start your creativity.

Recycled Nature
Here’s a project you haven’t done since preschool, but perfect for an Earth Day lesson. Grab a pinecone from the yard; tie about a 12-inch piece of yarn or ribbon in a tight knot around the top so that the ends hang evenly (these will then be tied around a tree). Spread peanut butter or honey all over the pine cone. Then pour bird seed onto a plate and roll the sticky pinecone over it.  Hang the pinecone on a tree — and tie another knot. Gather around and wait for the birds to come.

Re-create the World
Who doesn’t love an excuse to make marshmallow rice treats? Your kids will love sculpting a globe out of the yummy dessert and covering it with green and blue sugar. As a sweet bonus, try putting some gummy creatures on the earth too! Give a little planetary talk, discuss the amount of water versus land and explain how we need to take care of these elements… And then dig-in!

Beautify Something
Whether it’s your front yard or a neighborhood eye-sore that needs a little sprucing, nothing helps decorate more than flowers. In honor of Earth Day, head down to your local garden center (preferably by bike, it’s Earth Day, after all!) and buy some blooms. Then get planting. Tip: A perennial flower will allow your kids to see their hard work year after year.

Matzo House 
Here is an April-version of the wintery gingerbread house! Encourage your children to play with their food (finally!) by creating this Matzo house that is fun to make and actually tastes good too.

We were so thrilled to have Care.com on board for our Hello Little Citizen sweepstakes we thought we’d invite them to Studio T!  Katie Bugbee is the senior managing editor and global parenting expert at Care.com

 

*photo courtesy of purchasepawprints.com

November 5, 2013

October’s Activity Book Contest Winner

October Activity Book Contest Winner

 

Congratulations to Skye, our October Activity Book Winner! We love your “snake eyes”, great work!

Browse all entries on our Flickr page.

Interested in entering the contest for next month? Take a picture of your child’s completed activity book picture and send it to us at blog@teacollection.com with “Activity Book Entry” in the subject line.  We pick one winner each month to receive a $100 Tea gift certificate.

Download a few of our activity book pages by visiting our Inspiration page.

October 2, 2013

September’s Activity Book Contest Winner

Congratulations to Annie! We love your colorful lion mask – he even seems to match your outfit!

Activity Book Contest

Browse all the entries and honorable mentions on our Flickr page.

Interested in entering the contest for next month? Take a picture of your child’s completed activity book picture and send it to us at blog@teacollection.com with “Activity Book Entry” in the subject line. We pick one winner each month to receive a $100 Tea gift certificate. To get the new activity book, simply make a purchase at Tea and we’ll send you one with your order. You can also download the activity book pages here on our Studio T blog.

September 18, 2013

Welcome, Baby! Sweepstakes

Welcome, Baby!

This is one giveaway new momma’s won’t want to miss! We’ve teamed up with Giggle, Ergobaby, Orbit Baby and Skip Hop to bring you a prize package valued at over $3000! One lucky winner will soon own a $500 Tea gift certificate, Harper crib & changer from Giggle, Stroller travel system from Orbit Baby, an organic bundle of joy and two swaddles from Ergobaby and a $500 Skip Hop gift certificate.

Enter to win!

July 8, 2013

Pin to Win: Celebrating Summer with Tea

Pinterest; The place you spend hours and hours creating your perfect home, collecting endless DIY projects and gathering inspirational quotes to refer back to time and time again. Now, we’re asking you to create a board titled “Celebrating Summer with Tea” board for a chance to win a wardrobe set. Want a second chance to win? Follow @Tea_Collection on Instagram. Tag your Instagram photos (with children in Tea!)  with #TeaSummer,  you’ll then find them on our Celebrate Summer board on Pinterest – the photo with the most repins will win!

Follow the five simple steps above to enter. Comment below, leaving a link to your “Celebrating Summer with Tea” board. Winners will be announced Monday, July 15th.

Want to see an example board? Check it out here!

Happy pinning!

UPDATE: Congratulations to…

Sharon T., Julie B., and Sarah H.!

And, our Instagram winner margemcmaster!

*see fine print*

June 14, 2013

Tea Collection + Barefoot Books Giveaway!

We’re kicking off summer with a giveaway you won’t want to miss! By answering one simple question, “Which Tea destination has been your favorite?” you’ll be entered to win a Tea wardrobe set and a collection of travel the world Barefoot Books. With only one day to enter, enter the Tea Collection + Barefoot Books giveaway as soon as you can!

 

Things we found and want to share from this past week:

These Austrian spinning tops are absolutely gorgeous and will keep your children entertained for hours!

Raising a traveling tribe can be difficult, we love hearing how Traveling Mama is teaching new languages to her little ones.

Looking for some new tunes? Don’t miss our playlist we posted earlier this week – it’s filled with music from around the world!

These herb-infused olive oils are easy to put together, perfect for yourself or gifts.

We think these painted leaves would be a great summer project… cheap entertainment for all!

Don’t forget to see just how low our semi-annual sale prices are! Girls dresses for less than $20, girls leggings starting at $12.50, boys tops less than $15 – shopping for yourself? Women’s tops are marked down to $38.50 and women’s dresses are as low as $43.50!

UPDATE: Sale and Giveaway are officially over.