Sometimes it’s hard to find a way to introduce poetry to your students–especially when you don’t really enjoy poetry. We have made your job a little bit easier here on the Homeschool Share Blog by giving you lots of Tea Time ideas. If you browse the list below, you will find biographical information, books to read, ideas for tea time treats, and some printables pages, too.
You can simply present the poets and poems to your student by reading to them while gathered round a table with some candles, tea, and treats. Delightful!
You can also take the ideas in the list below and easily turn them into a Tea Time with Great Poets class for your homeschool co-op.
Tea Time with Great Poets
Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
William Cullen Bryant (1794 – 1878)
Mary Howitt (1799 – 1888)
Lydia Marie Child (1802 – 1880)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Robert Browning (1812-1889)
John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887)
Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)
Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)
Joaquin Miller (1837-1913)
William Dean Howells (1837-1920)
Robert Frost (1874 – 1963)
Edgar Guest (1881-1959)
What poets would you like to see in future tea time posts?