Did you know that about 94% of life on earth is aquatic? That means that most of the life we interact with is a tiny fraction of all the creatures on earth! Today’s teatime will take us under the sea to explore all of the exciting and mysterious creatures living beyond our sight.
A poetry slam sounds like a mysterious, scary, and intimidating thing. Will poetry books fly through the air and slam into your face? Not at all! In fact, a poetry slam is just reading poems aloud in a public place to celebrate poetry. The first poetry slam happened in 1986 in Chicago. Since then, poetry slams have spread throughout the world, both competitively and for fun.
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” With these words, Neil Armstrong linked the magic and mystery of the moon with the wonder of language. Even before Armstrong and the first astronauts left the planet, poets have been exploring space through poems for generations.
If teatime is starting to become a staple of your household, it may be time to take the next step by personalizing your teacups. Kids love to have ownership over activities and to have things that are “their own.” Making teacups or buying special (not necessarily expensive!) teacups for each family member is a fun way to add a personal touch to your teatime. In fact, these teacups may in time become an essential part of your teatime tradition!
Monsters, dragons, and beasts, oh my! Today’s teatime features all of the gnashing growling vermicious vile creatures you can imagine. Believe it or not, poetry is full of references to terrifying and terrific creatures of all shapes and sizes! In today’s teatime, you can not only read about them, but you’ll get to create your own.
Want an easy way to make teatime easier to prep for? Try out the recipes below for drink mixes that you can combine in advance and serve with hot water or hot milk. Also, check out the multitude of baking mixes to help you whip up that special treat in no time! If you’re looking for an idea for a special gift while it’s still cold outside, creating an extra batch of any of these mixes makes for a useful and fun present.
Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea or mug of cocoa and read some poetry. Winter poems often have the most wonderful sounds to them, mirroring the swish of snowflakes and the jingling of bells. Take a moment during your teatime this week to be quiet and listen. Hear the whisper of a snowflake settling on your glove, the crunch of ice under your boots, the tap of icicles melting onto the back porch on a bright blue winter afternoon.
Fall is now in full swing, with the maples reddening in the late afternoon sunlight and the frost painting the blades of grass in crisp silver triangles each morning. Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy nature and poetry together before the cold winds of winter blow by. Take time during your teatime to go outside, breathe in, and enjoy the delights of autumn.