Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Hands-on Poetry Projects

National Poetry Month is right around the corner! Since 1996, April has been designated as National Poetry Month by the Academy of American Poets. It is a time to for people everywhere to celebrate poetry and its vital place in our culture. So what can you do in your family?
First and foremost, read poetry! Check out my article Reading Poetry with Children  on The Homeschool Classroom for an abundance of links and ideas for sharing poetry with your children. has a list of 30 Ways to Celebrate Poetry, ranging from “put a poem on the pavement” to “write a letter to a poet.”
Perhaps my favorite way to help kids fall in love with poetry is to integrate poetry with hands-on projects.

Below are several projects—ones that I have used both with my own children and in my creative writing classes— that are almost guaranteed to generate excitement about poetry!…

{Come on over to The Homeschool Classroom where I write about 8 great hands-on projects you and your kids will love!}

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