It looks like I have accidentally turned my "literacy at lunch" posts into a series! Today's lunch box poetry joins the lunch box tongue twister notes and the lunch box word puzzles as a way to make the school cafeteria a wee bit more exciting. I wondered whether it was too late to make these poetry notes for you seeing as how National Poetry Month is almost over. But then what have I been saying? Reading poetry is a forever endeavor!
I've chosen classic poems in the public domain so I don't get into trouble. There are 3 pages with 4 poems per page. That's 12 poems for those of you without a calculator handy. The poets include Sarah Coleridge, Hilaire Belloc, as well as poets more well know to children like Robert Louis Stevenson and Edward Lear.
Since of course you will want more than 12 poems, I encourage you to keep up the lunch box poetry note tradition and write down your own and sneak them into your kids' lunch sacks. And since you are not making a printable for public distribution you will not be limited to pre-1923 poetry. Perhaps you can even write your own? Hmmmm?????
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Download and print: LUNCH POETRY NOTES
More ways fill your life (not just your lunch) with poetry:
- Poetry reading challenge
- Learn to write poetry the fun way
- Pull the books off the shelves and write spine poetry
- Non-boring poetry books
- Classic poems for kids to memorize
- If your homeschool, consider starting a poetry tea time instead
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Maria Gianferrari says
Lovely idea!! Too bad my daughter buys school lunches--I may have to think of another creative way to use these. Maybe just a poem left on her bed, or on the table a day??
Erica MomandKiddo says
Yes, I love that! Maybe at breakfast? A good way to start the day. 🙂