We're pretty sure our own love of poetry began in the first grade when our teacher read Shel Silverstein aloud to the class. It led us to the library shelves to find more poems. This poetry suitcase is another great way to pique a child's interest in poetry and hopefully, the beauty of words.
Minerva started by buying a cheap cardboard suitcase which she then let her kids help her decorate with their own artwork.
Then, she went through some of their poetry books and found objects to match the poems. Each object got tied to a poem and placed in the suitcase.
Believe it or not, Minerva says her kids read poems for about 90 minutes, a 22 month old, and a three year old!
Read the details on how to make the poetry suitcase and Minerva's full report on the results here.