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!
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