A hot chocolate party is a twist on the traditional tea party for cold winter days. Ours was packed full of fine motor work to practice those skills in a sweet, rewarding way!
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Our preschooler E shook the hot cocoa mix from the packets into the pitcher. She had to work her fingers when shaking and squeezing the powder out. I added the hot water then E stirred the hot chocolate in the pitcher. This step used her hand eye coordination.
She poured a mug for me and one for herself. I love the push this activity gave us both regarding her independence. She wanted to try while I needed a reminder about the benefits of allowing her this opportunity.
To add the toppings, E had more fine motor practice while using a spoon to scoop and pour as well as tweezers to pick up and serve the marshmallows and Kisses!
She was a wonderful host as she took my order and served my toppings as well! We practiced our manners. We had conversation over our drinks. E decided she'd like to do this again with a friend next time!
To say that we enjoyed our hot chocolate party together would be an understatement because we had a blast during our cozy, comfy afternoon together!
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