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Taking Father's Tea

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A classroom may be used for the 'house' and another for the 'workshop,'
or they may both be made by rings of children (see Frontispiece, and
description of same on p. 31). Between the 'house' and the 'workshop'
there should be a 'street' (see Game No. 12, p. 24). In the workshop
there should be 'joiners' planing, hammering, sawing, &c. (a set of toy
tools might be used for this), and in the 'house' a little girl should
represent the 'mother.'

Two children come walking quickly down the 'street' towards the 'house,'

Straight away from school we go,
To take our father's tea, you know.

They enter the 'house,' and the 'mother' gives a jug to one and a basket
to the other, and says:

With care the jug of tea you'll hold,
And make good haste lest it get cold.

Children reply:

Oh yes, dear mother, all you say
We'll mind right well--and now, away.

They walk up the 'street' to the 'workshop,' and the 'father'--a joiner
with sleeves rolled up--comes to the door.

Ah! my children, here you come,

Yes, we've brought your tea from home.

Father takes the jug and basket, saying:

Thank you, now run home and play;
I am working late to-day.

Children say 'Good-bye,' and run off.


Preliminary.--Children should be taught to express thanks not only for
tangible presents, as in Game No. 15, but also for kindness or favours
received. The two games which follow are intended to teach this.

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