Need an excuse to eat green eggs and ham, read Dr. Seuss, play on Facetime – AND count it as school? Dr. Seuss Facetime Teatime has all that and more.
For the last few months, we have incorporated Poetry Teatime into our homeschool. It started with hot tea and scones and evolved into hot chocolate and cookies/cupcakes. But, it always includes lots of poetry.
We were sharing about our Poetry Teatimes with our cousins (who also homeschool), and they decided to join us.
The thing is — they live in another state.
FaceTime Poetry Teatime
So, we came up with FaceTime Teatime. Every other week we FaceTime them and begin sipping from our fine china and delicately patting our mouths.
We read poetry selections we love and quote those we have memorized. It has become one of those times we look forward to at our house.
Creating a poetry teatime atmosphere is as simple as having snacks and drinks your kids will love. Sometimes we spend time baking scones or muffins and other days we pull out doughnuts from the store and have chocolate milk in our teacups.
Poetry teatime doesn’t have to be elaborate, but it must be fun. There shouldn’t be any forced analysis. The poems should be enjoyed for their beauty, or in the case of Dr. Seuss, their whimsy.
Dr. Seuss Poetry Teatime
Since it was Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we decided to have Dr. Seuss FaceTime Poetry Teatime. We grabbed all our Dr. Seuss books, lit a candle (for ambiance), pulled out the “fancy china” that great grandma gave us and settled in with the iPad.
The girls sipped hot chocolate from their teacups and enjoyed green eggs (scrambled eggs dyed with food coloring) and sliced ham. We also considered putting out some Swedish fish (Red Fish, Blue Fish), but the girls preferred a breakfast teatime. I think next year we’ll try some Cat in the Hat Pancakes or Cat in the Hat Fruit Snacks.
Some of us donned our Cat in the Hat t-shirts (Mine says “Mother of All Things”), while others created some fabulous Whoville hairstyles.
The girls read to each other from every Dr. Seuss book we own! They were having so much fun that we only ended FaceTime Teatime when the iPad finally died…after over an hour!
Poetry Teatimes have become a staple in this household. We just added a little twist so we could enjoy time with some very special people in our lives. Want to have a Dr. Seuss Poetry Teatime at your house? Check out some of these books at your local library.
You can watch my Periscope about our Teatime. And please forgive my bare face and slippers!
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…