Tea time building blocks

I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee, but unfortunately for me, the nausea, heart palpitations & shakes simply aren't worth it! So instead, I enjoy a plethora of yummy fruit and herbal teas! ...but why should the packets be just tossed directly in the recycling trash can?  Tea boxes are perfect building blocks as they are - no fancy, time consuming decorating/ preparing required -  they are colourful, a great size for little hands, and can be a great tool for sorting colours, sizes, shapes and practising counting; as well as providing great loose part inspiration for imaginative play -market stall, tea time, cooking... !
Place the blocks on a table or raised window sill, and the stacking activity suddenly becomes a lovely upper arm stability challenge; or sit down with your little one and set up a pattern/structure for them to copy - and instantly you have yourself a simple copying game working on visual motor coordination. Pop a few little surprises inside them - create shakers, or containers for posting and tipping out (repetitive, fine motor fun)... Oh the possibilities...

Are you a tea lover too?

If you enjoyed this post, you may also like to check out these other recycled/re purposed kids' play ideas from Kids' Play Space:
Towers - building with recycled containers
Bedroom Post Office - DIY post box and letters
Art Storage and Puzzle Table

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  1. This is such a good idea! I'm always throwing out the boxes of tea and even the coffee K-Cup boxes!

  2. Ooh, we drink tea all the time and this is a great way to reuse those boxes! Great idea! I'd love for you to come share this at our Pinning for Play link party!

  3. Thanks so much Lindsay & Lauren:-) Drink up! hehe! (Off to share now Lauren!)

  4. It always amazes me how kids will make toys out of the simple things around our home rather than the fancy toys all around the house. This idea is really adorable and the size of the boxes are great! I may end up using my applesauce pouch boxes since I have some many of those week to week.

    1. You are so right Kim! People joke that the box that some toy comes in is often more exciting than the 'toy' itself - but how true is it!!!


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