Plants that grow in cities are really epic heroes! Pick one near your home (maybe one that’s managing to grow in a really impressive spot!) to honor with a special poem.
STEP ONE: Using your chosen plant to guide you, supply the requested words below.
1: A name for your plant: _____________________
2 & 3: Two colors you see on the plant: ______________________ and ________________________
4, 5, & 6: Three adjectives (not colors) that describe your plant: ______________________, _____________________, and ____________________________.
7: How many leaves your plant has: _________________________
8: An adjective describing its leaves: ________________________
9: A word describing your plant’s size: _______________________
10: A challenge facing your plant/something it has to fight or endure: _______________________________________________________________________
11: Something your plant might see at night, if it had eyes: _______________________
12: Something close to where your plant is: ____________________________
13: Any positive/happy adjective: ______________________________
STEP TWO: Fill in the poem below with your words from above, matching numbers.
Once, little (1)___________, you were just a small seed
With plant parents who were great indeed!
(They don’t grow here; as a seed you traveled afar – Hitching a ride on fur, the wind, even stuck to a car!)
Now here you grow, so (2)________________, (3)________________, and bright!
You’re a (4)__________________, (5)__________________, (6)__________________ sight!
I look at your (7)__________________ (8)__________________ leaves –
Producing some oxygen so I can breathe.
You’re (9)__________________ and quite mighty, growing right here
(10)______________________________________________________, but you show no fear!
You see (11)__________________ at night; next to (12)__________________ you grow.
But you’re humble and quiet and live your life slow.
Thank you, (1)__________________ for all that you give –
You’re a (13)__________________ in my book as long as you live!
STEP THREE: You did it! Read your new epic poem aloud to your plant!
Created in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Virtual Family Day.