Before you start thinking I'm Super Mommy. I only remembered because last year I signed up for Knopf Poetry. They were kind enough to remind me by sending a poem a day in honor of Poetry Month.
We've been having fun with the idea over dinner by insisting that we speak in verse only. Example:
Pass the peas, please?
Sure, but only if you sneeze!
How creative am I? I just made that up. By the way, we don't really eat peas in our house. Cause mommy thinks they're groady!
Scholastic has a bunch of interesting looking links to inspire poetic creativity. I haven't had a chance to fully explore them. But the Poetry Idea Engine is looking like a winner! Especially, since I have a 4th Grader who is really more about sports than sonnets.
Last poetic thought...
This Thursday is Poem in my Pocket day. I think I might print off a few poems and hide them randomly in some pockets around the house. And then have the kiddos go on a pocket poem hunt? I love the idea. Now...to follow through!
I'd love to hear you're enjoying Poetry at your house too!