Did you know April is National Poetry Month? It's the perfect time to pull down those dusty poetry volumes from your bookshelves and read a few verses with your kids. Better yet, why not start off this month with a goal of reading a poem a day together?
Travis at 100 Scope Notes always kicks off poetry month by compiling Book Spine Poems. He's currently inviting others to submit their best compositions. Our family has participated in the book spine poetry challenge before with a spine poem titled, The Runaway Bunny. This year we scoured our home for books that would fit in with a tree/bird theme and came up with this little ditty:
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
THERE WAS A TREE
OUTSIDE your WINDOW
Waiting for Wings
A HOME FOR BIRD
IN A BLUE ROOM
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
–– What kind of spine poem can you write with the books in your home? Give it try! ––
Over the last few years, we've reviewed several different children's poetry books and have made a few poetry crafts. Here is a sampling of my favorites:
My Poetry Book - When my daughter was younger she made a "My Poetry Book." For an entire month, she selected a poem a day she liked and drew illustrations for each of the poems. She pasted the poems and the illustrations into a composition book.