Poetry Prompt: Family Traditions

Poetry Prompt: Family Traditions

Does your family celebrate any special traditions? Do you hide your shoes on New Year’s Eve or make flower crowns on May Day? Maybe you celebrate Daylight Savings Time by illustrating pictures of clocks, or perhaps you participate in a polar bear swim in your local lake during the winter. Whatever your traditions may be, channel them today into some poetry!

Poetry Prompt: Wacky Weather

Poetry Prompt: Wacky Weather

Weather is a huge part of our lives. Is it sunny outside? Time to go out and play! Is it a rainy day? Curl up inside with a good book. Weather can make us happy, sad, excited, scared, or even mad. Today, though, the weather is in your hands! In today’s poetry prompt, you’ll be writing a poem about the wildest weather you can imagine.

Poetry Teatime for Boys

Poetry Teatime for Boys

Do your boys hate tea and don’t see the point of poetry? Do they revolt against “teatime” and want to play outside instead? You may love poetry teatime, but that doesn’t mean the whole family will—at least not right away! Read on for some ideas to make your Poetry Teatime more welcoming for boys.

Poetry Prompt: Colors

Poetry Prompt: Colors

It’s now officially spring, and the world is starting to fill with colors again! There’s yellow daffodils on the hillside, pale green leaves emerging on the trees, and soft blue skies above. In today’s poetry prompt, we’ll be looking at colors to create our poem.

Poetry Prompt: Adventure

Poetry Prompt: Adventure

Have you ever gone on a long journey? Were you excited to see the sights along the way, or were you looking forward to arriving at your destination? In today’s poetry prompt, we’ll explore the idea of adventure—with a twist.

Science Themed Teatime

Science Themed Teatime

Spring is in the air, which means trees are starting to bud, bugs are beginning to hop around in the new grass, and birds are busily chirping away! This is the perfect time of year for a science themed teatime. Join us today as we explore color-changing tea, DNA decorations, zany experiments, and more ways to stir some science into your Poetry Teatime!

Poetry Prompt: Superheroes

Poetry Prompt: Superheroes

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Flying at the speed of light? The ability to change colors with your mood? Controlling the weather? Check out today’s poetry prompt for ways to channel that special power into a poem!

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry around the world. National Poetry Month began in 1996 with the Academy of American Poets, who wanted to encourage reading poetry in the United States. The celebration quickly spread worldwide through poets, publishers, libraries, bookstores, and families.  Read on for ways to enjoy National Poetry Month!