Monday, April 1, 2013

Tree Awaits Bird Book Spine Poem - National Poetry Month




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
little green
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.  

  

POET-TREE craftdraw a tree and glue the verses of a tree themed poem to the branches



Miniature Poetry Book - illustrate and assemble your own miniature "A Fairy Went A-Marketing" poetry book

3 comments:

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

This is the loveliest book spine poem I've read yet. Thank you! Yours, Amy (The Poem Farm)

Margaret Simon said...

I am echoing Amy's comment...precious. Love that you could find all these books to fit together so well. I did this activity with my students. It's harder that it looks to put together something that actually reads like a poem and not a list of book titles.

Amber Hockman said...

I have never seen this type of poem before! What a cool-i-o idea!

Also, I just wanted to thank you for helping to make Easter at our home more Christ centered this year- you can check out how you helped us by going to this blog post:

http://thefantasticfive-hockmana.blogspot.com/2013/04/jesus-is-savior.html

You ROCK!!!