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What IS the
Poetry In A Balloon Project?

Here’s how it works:

  1. Your group gathers and writes short poems. Haiku and couplets work well. So do short acrostic poems. If you need help to write them, you can visit http://www.inklesstales.com/teaching_poetry. There are some good ideas there – and some good “How-Tos” about writing poetry.
  2. Some more “Inspiration for Creation” can be found at http://www.inklesstales.com/sparkers.
  3. Next: Download the PDF (that means “Adobe Portable Document Format”) and print it out. This will be a page with four sections on it – for four poems. You can fold this page into four sections, and then cut or tear it into fourths.
  4. That will make it small enough to roll up tightly, so you can sneak it into the mouth of your balloon.



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