Poem in Your Pocket Day is Thursday, April 30th

Posted by Halley Earwood on 4/29/2020 8:30:00 AM

Poem in Your Pocket Day happens every year. It is a day to celebrate the joy of sharing poems.


This year, there are many ways to participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day from a safe distance. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Print out a poem and illustrate it in the white space
  • Make a video of yourself reading a poem
  • Read a poem to your family members at home
  • Email a poem to a friend, family member, neighbor or local government leader
  • Share a poem in a video chat

Ready to find a great poem to share this year? Here are some great places to look:

Poets.org - Poems for Kids

Poetry Foundation - Poems for Children

The Children's Poetry Archive

Ken Nesbitt's Poetry4Kids.com

You could also listen to poems using a program like Epic! 


Parents might enjoy the comforting poems in poets.org's Shelter in Poems collection. 


What poem will you pick? I'd love to hear!