Celebrating National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! There are many ways to celebrate! But first, we’d like to share our favorite poem right now with you:

Daddy’s Footsteps – Author Unknown

“Walk a little slower, Daddy”,

Said a little child so small.

“I’m following in your footsteps,

And I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,

Sometimes they’re hard to see;

So walk a little slower, Daddy,

For you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up,

You’re what I want to be;

Then I will have a little child

Who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,

And know that I was true;

So, walk a little slower, Daddy,

For I must follow you.”

There are many ways to celebrate National Poetry Month with your FAMILY, both big and small. Here are some of our ideas!

  • Read a poem out loud at the dinner table or before bed
  • Find a local poetry reading happening near you and go as a family!
  • Make it a game – create funny lines or words and cut them out. Then have fun rearranging the pieces on the floor or a table and see what silly poems everyone comes up with. Read them out loud and enjoy!
  • Write a different kind of poem every day. For example, Monday write a haiku, Tuesday write a limerick. At the end of the month read them to each other.
  • Have a mock poetry reading in your home. Make special treats, lower the lights and have everyone read their favorites!

For more suggests on how to celebrate, click here!

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