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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I put the sleeping bags
in my backyard,
my friends and I
will sleep out tonight.
We'll eat lots of s'mores
tell scary stories,
and the moon will be
our night light.

   I've been reading 101 Things Every Kind Should Do Growing Up by Alecia T. Devantier.  (2002, Sourcebooks, Inc.)  Number 4 on the list is-- Every kid should camp in the backyard.  When was the last time you slept outside?  Have you ever slept in your backyard?  Try it, invite your friends and you can write your own poem about backyard camping.


  1. Joy,
    A fun summer outing. I like the night light! Every kid should break in a tent this way!

    1. I agree. I'll be using the 101 Things...book for more inspiration for poems.