How to Create an Outdoor Poetry Walk for Kids

Get your kids outside this summer and encourage an appreciation of poetry with an Outdoor Poetry Walk for kids and a nature discussion

Getting kids stoked about poetry can be hard.  The language is often elusive, the meanings not immediately clear–the whole enterprise is enough to cause groans and eyerolls heard ’round the world.

What’s a homeschooling mama to do?

Read poetry during the summer with poetry walks.  Get them outside and active and relate the poems to what they’re doing.  Create an atmosphere of fun around the reading of poetry.

And maybe, just maybe, the groans will turn into gasps of excitement.
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Explore Your Neighborhood with Because of Winn-Dixie

This Because of Winn-Dixie outdoor activity shows you how to explore your neighborhood while enjoying the classic children's book (includes free printable)

I’ve spent the last few days giving you great ideas for getting you and your kids out in your yard or the local park. But maybe you’re a family who likes to take drives and listens to audiobooks.

Hey, I can dig it.

But you need the perfect book.

Because of Winn-Dixie is rooted in a small-town neighborhood, and provides you with plenty of educational opportunities to get out and explore your own neighborhood and learn a bit more about where you live.
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Outdoor Play-Acting with Bridge to Terabithia

Learn how to get your kids outside this summer AND excited about reading with a little play-acting with Bridge to Terabithia

My youngest boy has had a lifelong love affair with Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.  Jess is his very favorite children’s book character, and I think he would go live in Terabithia if he could.

Bridge to Terabithia provides an opportunity for you to get your kids outside while still enjoying good literature.

Because summer.  And books.

Always books.
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