Who wants a valentine made by a nine year old? Everyone! Especially when the card is made 100% by creative kids. You could give one to your valentine, a family member, or friend.
Who wants a valentine made by a nine year old? Everyone! Especially when the card is made 100% by creative kids. You could give one to your valentine, a family member, or friend. This workshop has been a long and popular tradition at Metro Denver Promotion of Letters (MDPL); kids make original cards for Valentine’s Day. All the money earned from the five dollar cards goes to support young writers like me.
It all starts with a two-day workshop, dedicated to Valentine’s Day. Kids learn about different types of poems and create hand-made cards using collage and craft-making tools. But of course, 8-12 year olds are making the cards, so they are extra funny.Then, inside each unique card,the kids write a poem of your choice. The poem could be an acrostic, couplet, or haiku, and anything personally memorable might find its way into the poem based on a quick checklist you will fill out. The card could be sad, happy, romantic, funny or even sassy. While you give Valentine the spirit of love, the kids will have fun making your Valentine’s card.
For me, writing is like being at an important job, but an exciting job. Whenever I am at MDPL, I am always ready to write because they make it fascinating. I get to share my ideas, and I don’t feel shy. Every month, old and new writers come together to write, but at this workshop the kids are writing for people all over the USA. The cards are made especially for your Valentine and then delivered. All the proceeds go to free creative writing workshops and after school tutoring for kids of all ages.
You can order cards online until February 8, or you can have one made right before your eyes at the Tattered Cover Colfax on February 8 from 10am-3pm. For more information:http://promotionofletters.org/events/poetic-valentines/