Poetry can help shift the relationship around words. That’s the power of poetry!
We’ve curated some of our favorite poetry resources and activities so you can save some time and get to the fun part — celebrating National Poetry Month in your homeschool!
- Grab the free Quick Start Guide
- See How to Include Poetry Teatime in Your Family
- Find poetry books for teatime
- Learn How to Read Poetry Aloud
- Throw your own Tuesday Teatimes
- See the master list of Themed Teatimes
- Find inspiration on Brave Writer’s Poetry Pinterest page
- Explore All About Teacups
Fun and Games
Have some fun with these spins on “writing” poetry
- Simple found poetry
- Found poems with an upcycled book (if you’re artistically inclined!)
- Black Out Poetry
- Poetry Mash-Up from Brave Writer’s 7-Day Writing Blitz
Use games to play with poetry and words
Throw a poetry party
- It’s party school! Throw a poetry teatime party with friends and/or extended family. (Psst…you have permission to party!)
Dive into a master class (try out a free preview of a Brave Learner Home topic)
Teach language arts using a novel in verse
- Arrow (ages 11-12)
- Boomerang (ages 13-14)
Take an online writing class
- Play with Poetry — one class for the entire family!
Crunched for time? We understand! Here are some one-day ideas worth squeezing in:
- Have one poetry teatime. Keep it simple. It still counts!
- Attend a local poetry reading or poetry slam
- Run by the bakery and have fun with Poet in a Cupcake Day April 8
- Explore the Poetry’s Foundation Learning Lab
- Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day April 29
- Our dear friend Amy Ludwig VanDerwater has a new book, If This Bird Had Pockets, celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day. Check out her book and be sure to grab her educator’s guide and text set downloads under “For Teachers.”