Welcome to “A Tree Poem.” This lesson shows how to create original poetry using natural objects around your home and neighborhood.
In this lesson you will learn to:
- Use poetry as a communication tool
- Discover ways to use nature to stimulate the senses
- Use poetry to laugh and play together
Please gather these materials before you start:
- Flowers (a rose, or whatever is available)
- Fresh leaves (redbud, tulip tree, maple, buckeye, and oak work well)
- Bark, small branches (any tree material that pleases you)
- Notebook and writing [utensil] implement
Set aside 25-30 minutes with your care partner for this session.
Write down the poems below (or select other favorite nature poems) to have handy:
My love is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
My love is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Please take a moment to review Care for the Caregiver before beginning this lesson.
You may also watch the individual steps for this lesson. Each of the five steps below will guide you and your partner through the special techniques for this lesson. To make sure you get the most out of this lesson make sure to move through each step in the order they are presented. And remember – have fun!
- Consciously Breathe
2. Sing & Move
3. Call & Response
4. Create Together
5. Savor the Moment
Print the entire lesson plan for “Tree Poem” here.