Make a pop-up poetry notebook

Bind your own pop-up poetry notebook and follow our fabulous prompts to help you see the world like a poet.

Make a poetry notebook

You will need: paper, card, scissors, tape, glue, ribbon, pens

Fold cover

Fold pages

Assemble Book

Cut corners

Bind with ribbon

This is your poetry notebook

A place to experiment

Make connections that are surprising

And see the world in new ways

Collect words

Describe your journey to school using all your senses

Look over there!
Can you hear that?
What’s that smell?

What does memory smell like?

Can you taste a sound? Buzz, Plop, Thud

Try using pop-up flaps to help you see in new ways.

Imagine a poem as...
a view onto a new place...
a door revealing…
a box of...

How will you fill your notebook?

Open your mind to be like a poet.

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