Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sip! Our Spring Tea #2

Who would've thought that the Saplings would be "INTO" our first English Tea! I wouldn't! They were SO excited to share poems, standing up to recite them to our family, and nibble on some new, tasty recipes that we did it AGAIN to wrap up National Poetry Month!

Super excited Sugar Maple has been reading and picking her poems for THIS tea since our first English tea at the beginning of the month!  She and Balsam Fir are especially fond of the zany poems in these books:

It's also inspired Sugar Maple to write Haiku, Tanku and Lantern poems to share with us as well. (Check out the KidZone here for Haikus! Or Reading Fun: Poetry for LOADS of stuff on poetry!) 

Our Tea Menu (Where Everyone Had a Dish to Prepare)
(click on the highlighted links to see the source of these Pinterest recipes)

Veggie and Dip Bread Cups (Sugar Maple)
Delicious Deviled Eggs (Balsam Fir)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies (Sweet Pepperbush - Me! LOL)
Various Teas (Blue Spruce)

We shared about 10-12 poems and listened to classical music, having a relaxed dinner with conversation. We worked on using clear, deep voices and reading our poems slowly, enunciating words with inflection. A wonderful way to learn speech techniques! And practiced being ATTENTIVE listeners.

Another GREAT success! So much so that we'll continue having teas in the summer months, but enjoying them OUTSIDE! Won't that be fun? And with ICED TEA! LOL (Anyone have a sweet tea recipe?)


  1. Awwww ADORABLE! yummy yummy treats .... esp that last one lol ... I am SO having a tea-date with my little one this week!

  2. We LOVE Jack Prelutsky!! Sarah likes "Something Big Has Been Here" the best, but we have the pizza one too. She reads and reads them... and then we make up our own silly poems in the same style!

  3. I'm so impressed by the great cooking skills your children have. Wow!

  4. These look SO good! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" :-)))

  5. I'm so impressed with your Poetry spring tea. I sounds so lovely, and what great nibbles you all enjoyed :-)

    Thanks for sharing on Happy lil ❤'s are baking

  6. Jack Prelutsky poems are great! Thanks for sharing these great ideas and resources with Favorite Resources :)


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