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Robert Louis Stevenson Poems to Color

Robert Louis Stevenson Poems to Color

April is National Poetry Month and I am excited to be a co-host of the
2014 Children’s Poetry Celebration & Contest!

{Keep reading for a freebie from me, contest details, and a giveaway.}

One of our favorite poetry books is A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. The poems are simple enough for very young children to memorize, and reflect the innocence of a vintage childhood.

 child's garden of verses

The Swing

  How do you like to go up in a swing,
       Up in the air so blue?
  Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
       Ever a child can do!

  Up in the air and over the wall,
       Till I can see so wide,
  River and trees and cattle and all
       Over the countryside—

  Till I look down on the garden green,
       Down on the roof so brown—
  Up in the air I go flying again,
       Up in the air and down!

I created a set of Robert Louis Stevenson Poems to Color for you to use with your kiddos. You can use them as coloring sheets, for copywork, or for memory work. Make a durable poetry notebook by printing the poems on cardstock and placing in a page protector.

Young Night-Thought

  All night long and every night,
  When my mama puts out the light,
  I see the people marching by,
  As plain as day before my eye.

  Armies and emperor and kings,
  All carrying different kinds of things,
  And marching in so grand a way,
  You never saw the like by day.

  So fine a show was never seen
  At the great circus on the green;
  For every kind of beast and man
  Is marching in that caravan.

  As first they move a little slow,
  But still the faster on they go,
  And still beside me close I keep
  Until we reach the town of Sleep.


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Poems included in the set:

  • At the Sea-side
  • Pirate Story
  • The Cow
  • Singing
  • From a Railway Carriage
  • Whole Duty of Children
  • A Good Play
  • The Flowers
  • Windy Nights

Do you have a poetry writer in your home? Your 4-12 yr. old can enter our Kids Poetry Contest. There are prizes for each age group, and every entrant will receive a downloadable participation prize. head on over to Preschool Powol Packets for more details and to fill out the Poetry Contest Entry Form. Contest is open until the end of April.

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You are going to want to get your Pin It button ready before you visit my Poetry Celebration co-hosts!

April 1 Preschool Powol Packets: Intro & Not All Poetry Rhymes
April 2 Homeschool Encouragement: Poetry: An Ultimate Homeschool Resource List
April 3 Brave Writer’s Life in Brief: Cinquain Poems
April 6 The Measured Mom: How to Write a Color Poem
April 7 Wildflower Ramblings: Poetry for Children Recitation Cards
April 11 Line Upon Line Learning: How to Read a Poem & Billy Collins for Kids
April 12 Word Traveling: Poetry is Music
April 15 Teach Beside Me: Haiku Poems for Kids
April 17 Living to Learn: I Am Poems for Preschoolers
April 18 The Vicki Arnold Blog: Writing Acrostic Poetry With Kids
April 19 Word Traveling: Poems are the Best Gift
April 21 School Time Snippets: Five Senses
April 22 Our Homeschool Studio: James Whitcomb Riley
April 23 Creekside Learning: 10 Favorite Poetry Books for Kids
April 24 Planet Smarty Pants: Teaching Kids to Love Poetry
April 25 Are We There Yet?: Robert Louis Stevenson
April 27 Word Traveling: Using Poetry to Learn Self-Control
April 29 Look at What You Are Seeing: A.A. Milne
April 30 Look! We’re Learning!: Shel Silverstein

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The party is not over yet! 
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As a final part of the Poetry Celebration, everyone over 18 in the continental United States can enter our Rafflecopter Giveaway for a MetroMags set, Poetry Copywork e-books from Homeschool Encouragement, and a Poetry Curriculum.
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So tell me, who is your favorite Poet?

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FREE Beowulf Resources and Study Guides

 Free Beowulf Resources & Study Guides

Can you tell we are tackling Beowulf next week? I am amazed at the number of quality resources available for free! This list includes research pages, writing assignments, history lessons, and literature guides.

Beowulf Resources

Beowulf: Still a Hero

Beowulf Mock Trial

An Introduction to Beowulf

The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry: A Prelude to Beowulf

The Hero Connection: From Beowulf to Batman

Audio – Stories of Beowulf Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall

Stories of Beowulf Told to the Children Unit Study

Scops, Rappers, and You : Historians with Style


Reading Literature in Translation: Beowulf as a Case Study

Beowulf in Hypertext

Beowulf on Steorarume

Beowulf: A Research Guide

Beowulf Quizlet Flashcards

Electronic Beowulf

60 Second Recap Videos

The Beowulf Page!

Beowulf for Kids

Beowulf Coloring Pages

Beowulf Notebooking Pages

Beowulf Literature Guides

Other posts in this series:

Roman History Resources                    greek resources

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Build a Homemaking Library for Less Than $30

Get The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle--Hurry: Sale 6 Days Only!By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever!

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Bought separately, they’d cost a total of $698 (not including $200+ in bonuses!). You can own the complete Homemaking Library for just $29.97! Or, for just an extra $10, you not only get the full set of PDF files, but also a bonus set of Kindle editions, perfectly formatted for easy Kindle reading. The Weekly Homeschool Planner by Jolanthe @ Homeschool Creations usually costs $20, So for $9.97 more than that ONE amazing planner, you can own the whole kit and caboodle!

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The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle would make a wonderful gift. Or multiple gifts — did you know that you can split up an ebook bundle and give the ebooks to different people? At only 43 cents per ebook, you have some seriously frugal gifts. Load some onto a pretty USB flash drive to to give to a new bride, use a few more as a baby shower gift, and don’t forget the college graduate who is setting up her first home. (But don’t keep an extra copy for yourself. That’s illegal!!) If you want to keep all of the ebooks for yourself, you will have the option of purchasing two additional bundles for the price of one!

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Would YOU like to receive the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle as a gift? I will be glad to pass the message along. Simply fill out this form with the necessary information. I will send only one email to the person listed. You have my word that their email will not be added to any kind of email list in the future. It will be a simple email along the lines of “Hi Sam! Your wife Ella wanted me to let you know that she would love to receive The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for Mother’s Day!”, along with a couple of details.

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Here’s what you need to know about the sale:

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Homeschool Freebies and Sales {4/22}

weekly homeschool freebies and sales

Have fun checking out this week’s Homeschool Freebies and Sales!

FREE Bible Activities Set 1: Genesis-Ruth when you subscribe to Paradise Praises

FREE High protein, No Powder Bundle for subscribers @ Intoxicated on Life

FREE Romping and Roaring T Pack @ 3 Dinosaurs

FREE All About Spring Activity Pack for Facebook fans of Serving Joyfully

math strategies
FREE Problem Solving Math Strategies Posters

poetry celebration giveaway
Enter the Poetry Celebration Giveaway @ Preschool Powol Packets

family history giveaway
Enter to win a Generation to Generation Family History Guide @ World of Learning

the gospel

April’s free eLesson from Grapevine Studies is The Gospel


Freebies and Deals on Educents :

FREE April Printables for Kids

75% OFF 1 yr. subscription to PetraLingua Online Language Courses

Come hang out with the iHomeschool Network each Thursday at 2 pm ET.
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Amazon has some deeply discounted deals that your homeschooler might like:
(Prices can quickly change, so check before you buy!)

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Wild Science Ant-O-Sphere  $49.99  $31.95

expedition pack
National Geographic Expedition Trekking Pack  $29.99  $11.28

dinosaur game
T-Rexcavator Dinosaur Excavation Game  $19.99  $10.22

Hohner Kids Glockenspiel  $25.oo  $14.99

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FREE Children’s Animal Guides for Kindle

Free Children's Animal Guides for Kindle

It’s time for our weekly seasonal ebook roundup!

These ebooks were free at the time of posting but that could change at any moment.
As always, check before you click!

*Note: If you like these free animal ebooks, there are several more that are less than $3. While on the page of one you like, simply click on the author’s name to find more by that author. Many of them are also part of the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library, so they are free if you have Amazon Prime. Don’t have Amazon Prime? Sign up for a FREE 30-day membership!

Garden Birds (Kids Flashcard Peekaboo Books)

The Famous Emperor Penguin

101 Bird Pictures

Hummingbirds: Fun Facts and Fantastic Photos

Owls (Did You Know)

Hedgehogs Fun Facts and Pictures

Let’s Learn About … Wild Animals!

Discover the Apes

Snow Leopards

Ponies: Just Facts for Kids

Sheep: Just Facts for Kids

101 Facts … Reindeer & Deer


Wolf Facts and Pictures


Learn About Fish

A Kids Book About Tadpoles to Frogs

Snails: Just Facts for Kids

Ants: Fun Facts and Cool Pictures

The Kids Book About Ladybugs

Butterflies: A Kids Book About Monarch Butterflies

Dinosaurs: Amazing & Unusual Pictures and Interesting Facts

Dinosaurs for Kids

Don’t own a Kindle? You can read Kindle ebooks on your PC for free.

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My affiliate links were used in this post. There is no cost to you to download the free ebooks. I appreciate any shopping you might do while visiting Amazon! I have not read most of these ebooks and am not endorsing the contents. Please use your own judgement when choosing reading materials for yourself and your family.




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