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Host a Valentines Day Poetry Teatime

February is the month of LOVE.  It seems like a perfect time to list a few of the things that I love:  I love tea.  I love poetry.  I love snacks.  And of course, I love my kids.

What does all of this add up to?  A Valentines Poetry Teatime

Books, Treats, and ideas for hosting a Valentines Day Poetry Teatime.

Celebrate with a Valentines Day Teatime

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Valentines Day Poetry Teatime Treats

Grabbing a few candy melts in pink, white, and red will help with several of these yummy treats.  And some Valentine themed sprinkles will also come in handy.

1. Valentines Day Rice Krispie Treats.  Rice Krispie Treats are so very simple and a heart-shaped cookie cutter makes them just a little extra special.  You could modify this and use a little coloring to make pink treats or dip them in candy melts as suggested.

2. Red Velvet Cookies.  I am totally making these on Valentines Day.  I love Red Velvet and I don’t mind baking.  I’ll find a lazy afternoon and recruit one of my teens to help me out.

3. Valentine Sugar Wafer Cookies.  We made these already and they were a huge hit.  Simple and yummy.  It’s worth a look just at the site because this blogging grandma appears to be a fantastic grandparent.  I’d love to meet her.

4. Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Valentines Day Style.  Whether you like the pretzel rods or the pretzel twists, you can be sure that chocolate and pretzels are a great combination.

Valentines Day Poetry Teatime Books

I Haiku You by Betsy E. Snyder

We added this delightful little book to our poetry book collection this month and I don’t regret it.  The illustrations are delightful and the poems are lovely.

noodles so yummy,
love letters for your tummy –
warm alphabet soup

What is not to love about that poem? And the play on words with “letters”? I love it!

Haiku poetry is perfect for my kids.  It is written in a creative form that is accessible to them.  My youngest reader isn’t intimidated at all to read these out loud because they are brief.   Everyone is typically inspired to try to write a few themselves because it seems “easy” and it is when you are writing a simple haiku.

VALENTINES DAY POETRY BOOKS:

It’s Valentines Day (I Can Read Level 3) by Jack Prelutzky and illustrated by Marylin Hafner

“I Love You” – A Gift of Love and Poetry for Children by Donald Veger. You can purchase this sweet book as a board book or regular hardcover book.

Love You When… by Linda Krantz. Inspiring and beautiful rock paintings accompany these poetic reminders of how you love your children.

    

FOR OLDER KIDS:

Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love by Pat Mora. This book is a collection of 50 original poems told through the eyes of teenagers. I grabbed it for the older kids in the house.

No Fear Shakespeare: Shakespeare Sonnets by Sparknotes and William Shakespeare. I love this series because there is a modern English version on one side of the page and the original Shakespeare on the other.

       

Valentines Day Poetry Teatime Decorations

I am all about simple.

In fact, I keep 1.5 yards of various fabrics rolled up in my cabinet to pull out for teatime. For our Valentines Teatime, I grabbed the pink heart fabric.  These pieces of fabric are not sewn and the edges are raw, but they work perfectly to bring a themed feeling to our teatime table.

A simple table for a Valentines Day Poetry Teatime.

Of course, we often include candles. Definitely go with the candles, especially in the winter.

LED candles work just as well and we have been known to use tiny battery operated string lights to make our teatime table glow.

Whether you go big or small, there is something wonderful about a special treat and a good poetry book.

For more ideas for treats, books, and crafts for Valentines Day, follow my Valentines Pinterest Board.  For more Poetry Teatime ideas check out the Simple Poetry Teatime group board or all of my Pinterest boards for lots of great ideas year round.

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Mary Wilson

Mary is a writer and mother to four kids ranging from elementary to high school.

She believes that creativity, laughter, and fun are the backbone for engaging and inspiring homeschools. You can find her encouragement and tips on this blog, Mary Hanna Wilson.

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