My goodness! Life has been busy! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve linked in for Poetry Friday. I’m just thankful that I’ve connected to lots of you through Twitter or Instagram, so I’ve not been completely out of your loop. It’s been wonderful to catch snippets of what everyone is doing with poetry and life – and so reassuring to see/hear from you! Keep keeping well … and keep sharing your joy and hope. The world is a better place for it!
I’m sharing a video for today’s post, hoping it’s helpful for educators and carers in this difficult time. I read a poem called ‘I Don’t EAT My Friends‘, from my verse novel, ‘Too Many Friends’, and I briefly chat about lollies, friends, pet-friends, then quickly share a poetry project for young listeners/writers … to connect them to their friends. You’ll find a friend template (and more crafty activities) under the Too Many Friends Stuff tab, above.
AND … with Mother’s Day happening this weekend in Australia, I’m also linking to a post I created for a Recycled Poetry Craft. If you’ve been caught out, then make your own heartfelt gift for your mum to treasure. Think of things you love about your mum, or interests your mum has, then go on a word hunt, fancy it up, and voilà… a poetry wall hanging! (Ooooh… And totally unplanned, but I’m just thinking it would go very nicely with a mumfriend-shaped-poem card!🥰)
Whatever your weekend brings, I hope it’s special. I look forward to catching up with all my PoetryFriday friends at Today’s Little Ditty. Thanks for hosting us, Michelle!