It’s time for the Outdoor Play Party! Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Today we are celebrating poetry and taking it outside. So much of poetry for children is inspired by the outdoors. The way that poets describe the beauty of nature is breathtaking. Simply spending time in nature is often inspiration enough. However, I decided to further inspire my daughters by creating poetry pebbles or story stones.
I placed the poetry pebbles in a little bag, along with 2 notebooks, 2 pencils and an eraser.
We went outside to the front porch. I had my girls pull out 4 stones and write a poem that included the items drawn on the rocks. Here’s a sampling of what they produced.
Trees ~ People don’t realize how nice trees are.
Earth ~ The Earth is nice and round. With trees that grow in the healthiest ground.
And everywhere you look there are the best sounds. That is why the Earth is nice and round.
After writing their poems, they then went on to write a few stories. My girls are always writing stories. These stones and sitting outside got their creative juices flowing. I cannot wait to take our story stone bags with us on our bike rides this spring and summer. I imagine us sitting under a tree somewhere writing beautiful poetry. I’ll be sure to let you know what the girls create.
The last Outdoor Play Party was a blast. So many great ideas. I really appreciated all the positive feedback from everyone about my walking meditation post. I hope you give it a try and I would love to hear how it goes. Here are a few of my faves from the last party.
1. Rainy Day Mum has been watching their frog grow and creating nature journals.
2. Navigating by Joy have begun studying their local pond.
3. Kids in the Garden planted an amazing wildflower garden.
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