Hi! It’s Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 4-11 (approximately, with parental supervision)
Spring has sprung! The return of longer and warmer days, and the rebirth of flora and fauna has inspired poets for ages. This website offers a selection of over 35 poems about spring by a variety of authors including Mother Goose, A.A. Milne, William Wordsworth, and Robert Frost. Each poem is accompanied by an audio recording so you can hear the poem being read aloud. And every poem has a free printable activity page to go with it.
When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of poem titles and a couple of featured poems including:
- Daffodowndilly by A.A. Milne
- Little Seeds by Else Holmelund Minarik
- A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost
Simply click on a title of interest and a new page opens with the poem printed out. Below the poem, you’ll see a box that says, “Play.” Click on it to hear the poem being recited. You’ll also find a sample of the activity sheet to the right of the poem. You can print out the full sheet in color, or print it in black and white and use it as a coloring page.
BONUS! The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox— when day and night are each approximately 12 hours long. Did you know that the word equinox is derived from the Latin words aequus (equal) and nox (night), meaning “equal night”? To learn more, watch National Geographic’s scientific video explanation of the equinox here: http://www.homefires.com/click?equinox