April is National Poetry month—what better way to celebrate than with a Poetry Tea Time? If you haven’t heard of Poetry Tea Time by now, it is a great way to introduce children to poetry. All it takes is some tea (or lemonade), some treats, and some poetry. It can be as casual or fancy as you want. Simply set the table for tea, choose some favorite poetry and take turns reading and discussing it. Here's a short to-do list if you want help planning it. At VSA, we offered a Virtual Poetry Tea Time for our kindergarten and first grade students for the first time this year and it was a lot of fun! Each month we chose a theme. We made decorations, snacks and shared poetry related to the theme. We’re excited to share some suggestions for a Mad Hatter Poetry Tea Time with you this month.
Click HERE for inspiration for food, drink, decorations and silly poetry to share at your tea. And don’t forget to check out this awesome performance of Lewis Carroll’s famous nonsense poem Jabberwocky!