Kids' Daily Poetry Inspiration
Are you getting excited for National Poetry Month in April? We are! To help you get inspired, each day during the month of March we will post a fun writing activity from some famous children's poets and authors! We hope to keep the excitement up by offering the Sublime Rhymes Poetry Reading Challenge in Beanstack which hosts some of the winning poems from our own Delaware County poetry contest! And don't forget to submit your own poetry to the 34th Annual Young Poets of Delaware County Poetry Contest.
March 29 - Today’s Inspiration: Jack Prelutsky
In the book, Seeing the Blue Between, Jack gives three ideas to get started writing a funny poem.
1 – Exaggerate – anything can be funny if you amplify your idea with silly and wild descriptions.
2 – Make the ordinary special – for example, we eat lunch everyday – but why not make it special like his poem called, Rat for Lunch!
3 – Write about an absurd conclusion – think about something crazy that could happen after something usual (like someone spills something on the floor….what’s the craziest thing that could happen next).