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August 29, 2013

A Puppy Dog Tea Party

Do tea parties bring pictures of your mind of girly-girl events?  A “Boys Not Allowed” activity? Every boy will love an excuse to eat cookies, listen to some fun music, and read a very “boy” poem which was written for a young boy! Today’s “tea party” includes a jazz piece by George Gershwin entitled “Promenade,” […]

November 25, 2012

Spice Mice Cookies with Mouse Music

  Bake these fun cookies together!  If your children are too young to help you measure out the ingredients, they can certainly help stir the dry ingredients.  Once you have your cookie dough readied, place in the fridge until they’ve finished their math lesson or completed another important task.  Then roll out, shape, and bake!  […]

October 28, 2012

“If teacups could talk….”

Tea parties, from the very rustic to the frou frou formal, have been a part of our family right from the very beginning. When my husband and I first married, I left balmy “Hotlanta,” Georgia for the frozen Tundra in Minnesota. Tea party with a man? Yes! Cozying up under a wool blanket, holding mugs […]

August 15, 2012

A Quick Spot of Tea: Tallis’ Heavenly Music and Scripture

Grab a cup of tea and a little snack, sit down, and refresh yourself with soothing music and enriching words.   *Follow the link to: Variations on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Tallis Fantasia   Setting of Psalm 63  O Lord, my God, most earnestly I seek your holy face Within Your house again to […]

August 8, 2012

Music and Tea Party!

Today we had fun sharing our music together, and then had a tea party!  My students played their favorite current pieces for one another. With each I gave commentary, whether explaining a folk song’s origin, the story behind the composer writing the composition, or discussing the mood of a piece. We even joined one of the young pianists by accompanying her with […]

August 8, 2012

Children’s Music Activity: Can Everybody Sing These Songs?

Can everybody in your family sing the following songs? Mary had a little lamb Row, Row, Row Your Boat Eitsy Bitsy Spider Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star These are simply the beginning of the core songs for your child to know.  Think of it as having them learning how to identify their basic colors: red, blue, […]

August 3, 2012

Hostess Bloopers

Nancy Wilson has been such a wonderful blessing in our daughter’s life!  While Heather was going to school in Moscow, Idaho, she benefitted from Nancy’s teaching and took every opportunity to attend her Bible studies.   I’ve appreciated her godly wisdom and down to earth practicality passed on to me through my Heather and also through her […]

July 22, 2012

A Cuppa Good Tea: Good Flavor, Good Health

  Time to refill my tea tins!  Green tea is just as refreshing iced as it is hot! Anybody who comes for piano will soon find me with a cup of tea at hand.  I thought that you might enjoy some, too! Here are my favorite teas: Jasmine Dragon Green Tea Pearls.  Can you believe […]

July 11, 2012

A Quick Spot of Tea: Vivaldi and a Favorite Poem

Grab your cup of tea, a little snack, and come sit and be refreshed! Tea:  Youthberry from Teavana   Music: A real lute playing Vivaldi’s D major lute concerto.  The second movement captivated me as a little child and I searched for it as an adult.  Would you believe that I first heard this melody on Sesame […]

June 28, 2012

Rainy Day Tea Party

                    A rainy winter day?  Dreariness is all you see outside.  What to do to celebrate? Have a Rainy Day Tea Party! Brighten your day with some fun food, lovely music, an entertaining tale of a composer with a leaky roof, and a rain poem. First is the […]