To create "true poetree," your kids will write a poem in praise of their wooded friends. Trees have always been a favorite subject of poets. Here is part of a poem that Robert Frost wrote about birch trees:
When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay
As ice-storms do. Often you must have seen them
Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning
After a rain....
-- From "Birches"
What You'll Need:
- Markers (optional)
How to Make True Poetree:
Step 1: Try writing your own poem about a tree. It could be a tree you planted, or a tree you like to swing in, or even a tree in your imagination.
Your poem can rhyme, or not -- it's up to you!
Step 2: If you like, draw a picture of the tree to go with your poem.
Do you know your official state tree? Keep reading to learn.