Wee Society

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day

We believe it's never too early to introduce kids to poetry. And Poem in Your Pocket Day, on April 24, is a perfect time to start. You can encourage your kid to pick a favorite poem – or better yet, write their own – carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day.

To get you started, download this activity sheet from the Wee Workshop, and help your kids create a pocket-sized, crazy, silly, sad or happy Haiku.

We'll also be checking out quirky classics from Shel Silverstein, like "One Sister For Sale!" and "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout" (who refused to take the garbage out). Children's Poet Laureate Ken Nesbitt has lots of other poetry recommendations and fun for kids.