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World Poetry Day Family Activities

March 21st marks World Poetry Day. Help your child to celebrate this special day, and learn more about the written word, with a few fun family activity ideas. Poetry Reading Stage a poetry reading—in your living room! Ask each family member to choose their favorite poem or a series of poems written by a beloved poet. Clear a space, create a stage area and give everyone their own chance to express themselves dramatically. After the reading is over, discuss the poetry together as a family. Poetry Painting Ask your child to turn their favorite poem into a 2-D piece of...

Kids’ Activities for World Poetry Day

March 21st marks World Poetry Day. How can you celebrate this special day with your child? The obvious way is by reading poetry. But, that’s not the only kids’ activity that you can try out on World Poetry Day. Check out these imaginative, playful and fun ideas that all support early literacy! Act It Out Instead of just reading poetry, put it into a fully dramatic pretend play. Pick a kid-friendly poem that your child adores. Choose roles, make costumes (use that old stash of Halloween costumes or go through your child’s dress-up bin), craft props and even make artsy...

World Poetry Day Celebrations for Kids

World Poetry Day is celebrated annually on March 21. Originally established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1999, World Poetry Day recognizes the importance of this writing art. How can you help your child to celebrate poetry’s big day? Write a poem. Obviously, an easy answer. Instead of just putting pen to paper, have your child try writing a specific style of poetry or a poem in a genre from a different country. These could include a haiku, an ancient Greek ode or an Italian canzone. Illustrate a piece of poetry. Ask your child to find...