In honor of National Poetry Month in April the Carbondale Public Library will have several Help Yourself Activities for kids inspired by Shel Silvertstein’s poetry books.
Make a Word Lib
♦ Group Make a Word Lib: Children can fill out tickets with a word from the part of speech listed on the ticket. Words will be picked at random, and the completed Word Lib will be posted at the library on April 30th.
♦ Create Your Own Word Lib: Children can use the provided handout to create their own silly Word Lib story.
Create Your Own Poem: Children can create their own poem using words from “Giraffe and a Half.”
Illustrations & Poetry
♦ Draw Your Own (April 2nd – April 14th): Draw a picture based on the selected short poems.
♦ Match Game (April 16th – April 28th): Read the short poems, and match them with the illustrations.
All activities are from http://www.shelsilverstein.com/learning/.
Also, don’t forget to grab a poem for Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 26th.