"There was an Old Man of Kilkenny ...."
Limericks, green snacks, and fun were all part of our St. Patrick's Day Poetry Teatime this month.
This month our #poetryteatime theme was St. Patrick's day. So, we pulled out everything green, decorated the library, and invited our friends to share their favorite #StPatricksDay poems while we drank green tea and munched on green snacks.
This month our poetry teatime theme was St. Patrick's day. So, we pulled out everything green, decorated the library, and invited our friends to share their favorite St. Patrick's Day poems while we drank green tea and munched on green snacks.
St. Patrick's Day Poetry Teatime Snacks
Snacks are the very best part of poetry teatime according to the little leprechauns in our poetry teatime group. We always have different teas and snacks available to the kids while they read their poems to the group. Here are some snack and tea suggestions:
- Green tea or your favorite tea with a little green food coloring
- Green punch (for the non-tea drinkers)
- Cupcakes with candy clovers or Lucky Charms on the frosting.
- Lucky Charms cookies
- Shamrock Sandwiches
- Rainbow Veggie Pot of Gold
- Chocolate Marshmallow Leprechaun Hat Treats
- Rainbow Air Fryer Donuts
- Pretzel Shamrocks
- St. Patrick's Muddy Buddies
- Shamrock Pretzel Pops
St. Patrick's Day Poetry Teatime Decorations
Well, this one was easy -- literally anything green works.
- Green Tablecloth
- St. Patrick's day banner
- Green clover confetti
- Green plates, forks, napkins
St. Patrick's Day Poetry Teatime Activities
We started off St. Patrick's Day Poetry Teatime by letting the kids read poems that they brought from home. I ask the kids to bring poems they've found in books and on the internet, but I also encourage them to write their own. Several shared poems they had written specifically for poetry teatime.
After the children shared their poems, I introduced the Limerick poem to them. We talked about limericks and I shared several different ones I had found. Then we used Brave Writer's limerick activity to write our poems. Click on the article below to print out the activity.
How about writing a limerick with your kids today to celebrate? Here's the format (each space is a syllable, not a word): For a fun Irish twist, look up some cities on a map of the Green Isle and use them in your Limericks: You might add Irish items like pots of gold, rainbows, leprechauns, and shamrocks.
Our poetry teatime group keeps growing and changing. We have so much fun meeting with our friends and sharing our love of literature. Invite some friends over, add some fun snacks, and read some poetry -- it's almost as much fun as reading about "the old man from Nantucket."