This month's for Poppins Book Nook we are exploring poetry. Over the years I have tried to introduce C to poetry, I even had grand ideas of us memorizing poems together each month. I loved Shell Silverstein as a kid and I was so excited to share Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too and other favorites with her. She wasn't the least bit interested. So to be honest, I wasn't looking forward to this theme nearly as much as the others.
I decided to start our reintroduction to poetry by taking a different route. We started with videos on YouTube. Shell Silverstein was still not a winner here, but we did find one! Steve Attewell, author of That's Twice I've Laughed My Socks Off has created several animations to go along with poems out of this book. C especially enjoyed "There's a Crocodile in my Lunchbox" but she enjoyed them all. You can watch the video for "There's a Crocodile in my Lunchbox" below!
We decided to make a craft to go along with the poem. We made a simple lunch box out of folded construction paper. She used stickers and crayons to decorate the front. On the inside she painted a crocodile and used oil pastels to draw the food. She loved this simple craft and I loved that she was able to see that poetry can be fun!
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This month we also tried our hand at writing an acrostic poem. We decided to write a Spring poem because we have been stuck inside way too much lately due to the cold! We are eagerly awaiting Spring here in Ohio so it was fun to focus on warmer weather.
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