Recitation Exercises – Spine Poetry – National Poetry Month

In our home school, we do memorization work.  I think it’s important.  I saw how it helped Ava in her Suzuki class, so I also wanted it for Hadyn.  To celebrate National Poetry Month, the kids have memorized a poem – or memorized more of a poem they already knew – to show all of you.  I have posted  them here.

This is Hadyn reciting Little Jack Horner (Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme)


Next week, he will work on another poem.

Here is Ava reciting The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.  I have posted a recitation before – here.  In this rendition, she has learned more of the poem.


To make poetry a bit more accessible, we also made spine poems via Pragmatic Mom!  It was great fun for the kids to come up with silly poems.

Spine Poems

It makes Poetry easy and fun for the kids.  It’s easy for them to create, and it’s very funny.  Ours, doesn’t make much sense.  We used some of their favorite books.

Thanks to Pragmatic Mom for the wonderful idea – and very creative way to teach my kids!

What have you done for National Poetry Month?

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  1. I loved that spine poetry idea, too! Such a great idea- oh, and your kids are ADORABLE.
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  2. That is a long poem for a little girl! She is doing great. – Hadyn too!
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  3. Wow! Fantastic job Hadyn & Ava.
    Ava – that is a loooong poem. I am very impressed and I see how much you have improved so quickly.
    Keep up the great work, both of you!
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    • ALL RIGHT! Give the little ole paws a high five for us! They are very proud. I actually gave Ava the opportunity to learn a new poem. She wants to stay with the same one – so we learn more.

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I always love to see ya!
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