Through the use of these poetry ideas, skill building such as letter/sound recognition, phonemic and oral elements, spelling, reading and writing are being practiced. I update my poems and activities, so continue to check out your locker and peek in the cubby!
Hi cubby users!
MYSTERY PICTURE #2 -
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS A PICTURE OF?
SEND ME YOUR GUESSES, I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
This is my first mystery picture.
Can you tell what it's an image of?
Most of you have overwhelmingly guessed correctly- Good for you!
it's a rabbit!
WHAT SHOULD WE DO TODAY?
Should we trot like horses?
CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP!
Should we trudge like elephants?
STOMP, STOMP, STOMP!
Should we chirp like birds do?
TWEET, TWEET, TWEET!
Should we skip and jump on our own two feet?
"Grasshopper" is one of my poems published in Turtle Magazine
Okay - now it's time to guess which bug is the grasshopper
Cubby readers, can you pretend to dance the ballet? Or can you flutter like a butterfly? How about whirling gently around?
SET THE BUTTERFLY FREE!
BEGIN AT THE "START" SIGN AND FIND YOUR WAY TO THE SKY WHERE THE BUTTERFLY CAN FIND THE POEM:
Today the sun shines yellow,
the sky in streaky blues.
It's getting warmer out -
And I don't wear my shoes!
MY OPEN EYES SEE SUNSHINE'S LIGHT,
EYES OPEN. EYES CLOSE.
NEXT TIME WE'LL RHYME ABOUT OUR ______!
(point to the nose, and have the child finish the poem!)
Toddlers and very young children learn easily through 'body talk' since they're curious.
We'll rhyme our way from head to toe.
MY NOSE SMELLS FOOD,
AND FLOWERS, TOO.
AND WHEN ITCHY,
I SNEEZE - "AA-CHOO!"
Parents, you know how enacting a sneeze by "Aa-choo!" can send a toddler into a giggling frenzy!
I USE MY MOUTH
TO DRINK AND EAT.
I SPEAK, BUT HUM
WHEN MY LIPS MEET.
Hum together with your child, creating different tones and experimenting with the voice.
BUZZ LIKE A __________. BEE
TWEET LIKE A LITTLE BIRD
PERCHED IN A _________.TREE
MY ARMS AND HANDS
REACH OUT AND TUG,
THEY LIFT AND PUSH
AND HELP ME HUG!
MY TUMMY GRUMBLES -
TIME TO EAT;
FRUITS AND VEGGIES,
BREAD AND MEAT.
Parents, help your child find the path for the monkey to the bananas he wants to eat!
I WALK, I RUN,
I SKIP, I HOP,
AND WHEN THE DAY IS DONE
Water drips down in the sink.
Now I'm washing in the tub!
Bath time is a great time to chant rhymes together with children, or to share short rhyming sing-a-longs. By doing this, you teach rhyming patterns and sound recognition from a very early age.
This poem features onomatopoeia, and words such as "plink" and "plop" and "sploosh" can be fun to play with!
Look at the picture above. Can you find the fish? How many are there? What are they doing?
Point to the boat in the tub. What can a boat do?
A BOAT CAN FLOAT!