Poetry Joeys: Kitchen Stories

Three stories from Poetry Joys this fall.

Poetry Joeys is a Saturday morning reading and writing activity group for children ages 4-10. Teaching artists inspire participants to develop their flexibility with language through creative movement and reading and writing poetry. Upcoming Poetry Joeys on Nov. 13 and Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.

Photo Credit: Cybele Knowles

Bag of Flour
by Liam M.

Once upon a time there was a bag of flour named Bob. His friends are Joe the Blender and Peter the Spoon. All of them live with a cranky grandma and a weird grandpa. They come alive at midnight. The cranky grandma and the weird grandpa don't know their utensils come alive! Bob really wants to go to China.

My Honey Pot
by Andrew G.

If I had a honey pot that came alive
at midnight he would try to get outside
and make the grass all sticky and he would
also let my dog, Silly Monster, eat some of his
honey although he isn't supposed to. My honey
pot would also try to hide in my garage
because he doesn't like me. I think he
would like to hid near my lawn mower
because my lawn mower turns on magically
sometimes. And when he ever sees
sunlight he tries to hide in my
garage but I always snatch
him up.

by Martin G.

Once upon a time there was an oven that could burn things. It really liked to but he was bored of doing that. It really wanted legs but it did not have them until one day he saw legs. He liked them so much that he ran all around the kitchen. Then out the door and then down the street and then down another street and another and another until he was lost. He wanted to burn things but he unplugged himself so he could not. He had mud on his cord so he found his way home because he found mud on the ground and he never left the kitchen anymore.

Photo Credit: Cybele Knowles

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Monday, November 1, 2010
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