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
Bind with ribbon
This is your poetry notebook
A place to experiment
Make connections that are surprising
And see the world in new ways
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.
Explore, Imagine, Create at bl.uk/childrens-books
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