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April is National Poetry Month, 30 days of celebrating the joy, expressiveness,    

and pure delight of poetry. Below are some really fun activities to do with poetry

at home!


Writing a Poem: 
Have your child look closely at a picture and make a list of words that describe the action, sounds, shapes, colors, and feelings in the picture. Then have them use some of those words in a poem about the picture.


Acrostic Poem: 
Have your child write an acrostic poem or name poem. The initial letters of the lines in the poem will spell out a word or a name.


Poetry Writing:
Friendship—Have your child write poems about what being a friend means.


A few of my favorite poetry books to check out at your local library are: 

*A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson

 *Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems by Mary Michaels White, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Eva Moore, Jan Carr, Ed Moore

                                                                                     ~Mrs. Marzocchi