The past few weeks we've been doing some poetry with our studies. It's been very fun. I printed out a copy for each child and we've gone around reading them, discussing them, illustrating a few of them, and acting some of them out.
Youngest daughter won the 'acting' contest yesterday with her dramatic and very funny interpretation of this one:
"Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face"
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.
The children have also started writing some of their own poetry. I was amazed that my 12 yr. old son was able to do it so well. It came easier to him than other types of writing -- and he spent hrs. in his notebook expressing himself, writing verses, etc. It was a real blessing to have a break-through with him in this area as he is able to express himself in ways that he otherwise hasn't been able to.
I love that we can be led to do things that will bless our children's lives. Each child is unique with their own gifts, talents, needs. It's always a blessing to watch them blossom and grow.