Wordplay(time)! Came across this idea recently and decided to try it out on the library storytime kids as a “Build-A-Poem” activity during National Poetry Month. I labeled bunches and bunches of legos and left them out after Sunday’s storytime last weekend. It turned out to be more of a Build-A-Verse than the Build-A-Poem activity I […]




Poetry in Nature

Sunday was Earth Day and it’s also National Poetry Month! So, yesterday as a part of the ongoing festivities for poetry month, the storytime theme was “Poetry in Nature”. After reading a few poetic books about nature and the world, we made a “Plant a Poem, Plant a Flower” craft. One part grown in the […]



Poetry as Story

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Sunday’s  storytimes throughout the month of April are themed around poetry. A couple weeks ago was Poetry is FUN! Storytime, where we focused on how silly poetry can be. This week’s focus was how poems are also stories. After a few ballads and rhymes, we made Color Poem Books for […]



Poetry is FUN!

Yesterday was the kick-off for National Poetry Month! The Lawrence Public Library teamed with the The Lawrence Arts Center for “Poetry Off the Page“, a month of poetry themed activities of which Sunday Storytime is a part of! Woot!! Which means over that past few weeks I’ve been compiling poetry books, crafts, and activities to […]