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As I was trying to pick out a book and activity for my last month as a Poppins Book Nook hostess, it dawned on me that one of my Tommy Mommy Books for this month was a book of poetry.

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Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers

 

I hemmed & hawed about this book when it came up for review because the title is, well, kind of misleading. But when I flipped through the sample, it looked like a book of poetry. We love poetry and have been incorporating this lovely book into our morning reading time.

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The Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers is a large format (8.5 x 11 inches) padded hardcover. Suitable for gift giving, the binding is sewn, not glued and includes a ribbon for marking your page. I love ribbon bookmarks!

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Inside, the treasury includes poems and prayers from contemporary poets (including the authors), classic poets, traditional prayers and the bible. The pages are light and easy to read with illustrations on most pages. The poems are divided into 10 sections including praise, family & friends, mealtime, thanksgiving and more.

Would you like one for yourself? Scroll to the bottom for the giveaway widget.

Need some tips to make sure you will actually use it? Read on!

Three Ways to Incorporate Poetry into Your Day

I love poetry, but introducing it to my kids was not exactly easy. Once I hooked them with fun poetry like Shel Silverstein & Jack Prelutsky, it was easy to incorporate more “grown up” poetry. Here are 3 ways you can incorporate poetry into your home whether you homeschool or not.

 

Tuesday Poetry Tea

All over the web are people who have a tea time every Tuesday where everyone takes time to sit together, have tea & sweets and share poetry. My daughters LOVE teas. Taking the time to sit together with fancy cups, drinking fancy drinks (we typically drink water) and sweets would be enough to make even a non-poetry lover sit & listen.

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Tuesday’s don’t work for us because I work that day, but you could pick an afternoon a month or perhaps take advantage of a school holiday.

Family Time

Because we homeschool, we have circle time in the mornings where we say our morning prayers and read devotions, bible stories, etc. We have been reading this book during this time.

You could also read poetry at bedtime in place of stories occasionally. Sometimes our girls even request poetry in place of bedtime prayers!

Is there another time where your family is a captive audience? Regular road trips? Car line? Commute into the city?

Poetry Games

My kids are too young to write well, but that shouldn’t stop them from creating their own poetry. Teachers Pay Teachers offers a DIY magnetic poetry kit or Amazon has several magnetic poetry kits. Have a contest for shortest poem, funniest poem or most mundane haiku.

Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers Giveaway

 

Poppins Book Nook

I won’t be participating in the Poppins Book Nook as a co-host next year but hope to contribute occasionally. Interested in more poetry books & ideas for your home? Check out these lovely ladies add your post to the linky below!

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Do you have a favorite activity related for poetry?

 

Jen S.

5 Comments on 3 Ways to Incorporate Poetry into Your Home {with a Tommy Mommy Review & Giveaway!}

  1. Kristy Jensen
    2 March 2015 at 3:58 PM (3 years ago)

    I just love reading a devotion to the kids or having my husband do it. Then we kiss them and do a special hand shake.

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  2. MelissaB.
    2 March 2015 at 9:20 AM (3 years ago)

    We read together right before bed and then say our prayers.

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  3. Sara
    24 February 2015 at 12:06 PM (3 years ago)

    I love singing hymns or children’s Bible songs with my 18-month-old and praying with him

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  4. Maria
    23 February 2015 at 11:45 PM (3 years ago)

    Our favorite bed time ritual is picking out a book with the kids to read and then family prayer.

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  5. Tiffany Banks
    23 February 2015 at 10:51 AM (3 years ago)

    My favorite thing about bedtime is laying with my children & reading them a book before bedtime 🙂

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