Monday, February 23, 2015

Fun With Poetry

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We had tons of fun with the Poppins Book Nook blog series last year and we will be continuing that fun all throughout 2015. This month's theme was, "Poetry" Keep reading to learn more about the book we read, the craft we made and to grab your FREE poetry journal page. There is also a giveaway is at the end of the post! To check out all of our past Poppins Book Nook posts click here.

This month we read a book called Read A Rhyme, Write A Rhyme. This 32 page hardback book is a compilation of poems by well-known poets. It is broken into different categories which include cows, bugs, food,friends,birthdays and more. But our favorite part of the book are the "poemstarts," which encourage children to create their own poems. The "poemstarts," offer suggestions for various ways children can continue the poem. Jack Prelutsky the author has been credited with making poetry fun for children to read. Now he is making poetry fun for children to write!

My daughter loves acrostic poems so we decided to not only create an acrostic poem but also a craft to go along with it. The theme WORMS!

An acrostic poem is a very fun, easy poem for kids to create. Each acrostic poem has a topic idea running down the left side of the poem. Each letter in the topic word has a new thought that runs off the side from left to right and is relevant to the topic word.

  • Green cardstock or file folder
  • Pink, red or brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Markers or crayons

  1. Fold the green cardstock or file folder in half, then fold in the bottom two sides to make it stand up. Tape the bottoms together.
  2. Cut 4 slits in the green cardstock near the bottom. 
  3. Cut a worm out of the pink, red or brown construction paper. Draw the segments, eyes and mouth on with a marker or crayon. Slide the worm through the slits.
  4. Glue a piece of writing paper onto the green cardstock. You can print a sheet of writing paper here.
  5. Create a poem about worms and write it on the writing paper. 
  6. Draw some flowers, plants and trees around the writing paper with markers or crayons.

Free Poetry Journal Page:
Here is the Poetry Journal Page that we used for this months theme. It is also great for National Poetry Month in April! Download your copy here or click the picture below.

Here is a list of the wonderful bloggers participating in the Poppins Book Nook be sure to visit them for more fun ideas:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in Gods Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual MayhemPreschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies Kathy's Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ My Bright Firefly ~A Mommy's Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~Where Imagination Grows ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A  Peace  of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am  ~ Simple Living Mama

Kid’s Poetry Bundle Giveaway!
Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win the Kid’s Poetry Bundle. The winner will enjoy two books full of poetry for children. The two books that they will win is the Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry and Poetry Speaks to Children. These two magical books will help your children learn about and have fun with poetry.

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook and this month’s prize bundle will be sent to the winner directly from this month’s sponsor NCircle Entertainment. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here

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1 comment:

Anna L. said...

Langston Hughes

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