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A Christmas Poetry Teatime

A Christmas Poetry Teatime

Last year, I introduced Poetry Teatimes to my kids. (I even shared it in Epistula.) They loved it so much, they begged me do these teatimes more frequently. So this month, rather than our typical peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches, I decided to step it up a notch. I searched for ideas for a Christmas Poetry Tea Time and came up with some ideas of my own. Though it may look “fancy” to kids, this Christmas-themed tea was really simple. Here’s what I did...


Snowball by Shel Silverstein

Silent Night

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

T’was the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clark Moore

I love the different ways that poetry was used in this selection. Snowball is a cute, humorous poem. My six-year-old memorized it. Silent Night is obviously a popular Christmas song, so I played the song after I read the verses, to show the children that music is poetry, too. Stopping by the Woods on a Snow Evening is a classic. I told the kids to close there eyes while I read the poem, and imagine themselves stopping be snow-filled woods to watch. And T’was the Night Before Christmas was at first a poem that was turned into a book.


Napkin trees

Gold cups and teapot


Paper snowflakes made by kids (also an activity)

Candy canes

I always try to get my kids involved in the set up. This time they made paper snowflakes for decorations. I surprised them with napkins folded like Christmas Trees. They love them so much they didn’t want to use them! (That’s good, right?)



Cucumber Christmas tree tea sandwiches

Tomato Soup

Puppy chow

Christmas Tree Cookies

We stuck with the red and green theme this time. The cucumber tree cookies were adorable and super easy to make. Get the instructions HERE. I thought puppy chow would be a nice fit because it reminded me of snowballs. 

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