I’m one of those moms who puts a note in my child’s lunchbox every day. This month, I decided Isabelle was not going to get regular notes. Instead, she’d get a poem every day of the month, in honor of National Poetry Month, that she brings lunch to school.
I pulled out a variety of poetry books and combed the web for cute kids’ poems. Next, I opened up the Vanilla Pen app and got to work. Here’s a look at what I created (some are prettier than others):
In honor of the first day of National Poetry Month AND the lunchbox poem series I’m hosting for Isabelle, here’s a peek at a favorite Eve Merriam poem that seemed perfect for Isabelle’s lunch today:
I’m not sure what Isabelle will think of her month of poems. I hope her teachers won’t mind reading something a bit longer than my usual notes every day this month.
I’ve long had the idea of putting together a book (I envision it as the kind of book a publisher like Workman would take on.) of 180 Lunchbox Poems (for every day of the school year). I’m not sure if a publisher would ever want to produce a book like this, which would include kid-friendly poems on sheets that parents could tare-out on a perforation and easily stick in their child’s lunch. All I know is that the permissions process would be enormous! For now, I’ll just stick with lunchbox poems for my own child.