National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month! Do you like poetry? Some poems are serious, but lots are fun. You might even be inspired to write your own poetry!

Today’s Activities

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Do you know any famous poets?

Here are some poems for you to enjoy that were written by two famous poets, Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein.

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Target 20

Since it is National Poetry Month, can you think of a word that rhymes with TWENTY? How about PLENTY? This game, Target 20, is PLENTY of fun! We hope you like playing it!

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Science

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acrostic poem

Write an acrostic poem! In an acrostic poem, a word or person’s name is written vertically down the side of a page. These letters are used to begin each line of the poem. The acrostic, which usually does not rhyme, is written to characterize or describe the chosen word or person.

Here is an acrostic poem for the name Sue.

Silly

Unique

Energetic

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jump rope

Grab a jump rope and practice some rhyming! These little jingles will help you keep the beat. Try your skill at these advanced jump roping moves. The Single-Leg Hop, The Jacks, The Scissor Step.

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