Explore the world of poetry with Chicago Public Library’s Spring Learning Challenge from April 12 to April 29!
Check out new poetry books, make up new lyrics to your favorite song, draw a picture to illustrate your favorite poem or memorize a poem and recite it for your librarian.
To complete the challenge:
- Read (books, magazines or websites) for 20 minutes a day for at least five days.
- Complete a poetry activity and share what you discover and create.
Check out our Spring into Poetry recommended reads.
Daniel Finds A Poem: Discover the different forms of poetry as Daniel finds the poetry in nature.
I'm Just No Good at Rhyming, and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grownups: Even reluctant poets will find poems to love in this hilarious collection.
Discover and Create
- Learn all about the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky, and his wacky poetry.
- Use the Word Mover's word bank to jump start your creativity as you write your own poem.
- Create a river of poetry, inspired by A River of Words by Jen Bryant.
- Grab a newspaper (or magazine) and a black marker to make blackout poetry.
- Chant a jump rope rhyme while playing outside!
- Try your hand at an acrostic, concrete, limerick, tanka poem and many more using the Poetry Machine.
- Visit a neighborhood library for one of our Poetry Month events.
The Spring Learning Challenge is made possible through the Chicago Public Library Foundation.