In this post, I’ll share Poem in Your Pocket Day Activities for our youngest poets in kindergarten.
What is National Poem in Your Pocket Day?
Have you heard of National Poem in Your Pocket Day? Since it was created in 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, Poem in Your Pocket Day is celebrated every April. This year, it will take place on Thursday, April 27th, 2023. You can celebrate simply by choosing a poem, carrying it with you, and sharing it with others during this day-long celebration of poetry! As a kindergarten teacher, I wanted to celebrate poetry with my students on their level. So I created a poetry resource just for them!
Poem in Your Pocket Day Activities
I created my Poem in Your Pocket Day resource for kindergarten students to celebrate poetry and practice reading fluency at the same time. It includes pocket templates as well as 30 short vowel sounds mini-poems. We do a page of poems per day. At the end of the week, students have a pocket full of poems to practice reading at home.
This resource is great for kindergarten literacy centers, partner reading, and more! My kids loved it so much because these were poems that THEY could read!
Exposing Your Students to Poetry
Throughout the week, I also read my students poems by famous authors. They loved listening to poetry! Their favorites included poems from Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends.
I hope this post has given you some inspiration to celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day in your classroom. You can find my Poem in Your Pocket Day Resource HERE!
For more inspirations, visit the Kindergarten Korner Blog!