Friday, April 20, 2012

Pineapple - A Poetry Break

It’s time for a funny “holiday” poetry break! April 20th is National Upside Down Pineapple Cake Day! Yes, there is actually a day for this delectable dessert, and now I am able to pull a haiku poem from Pat Mora’s Yum! Mmmm! Que rico!: Americas’ Sproutings book! Share this poem and have a some fresh pineapples for tasting!

by Pat Mora

A stuff, spiky hat
on thick prickly skin, inside
hide syrupy rings.

  • Have the children help bake a upside down pineapple cake in the kitchen with plenty of adult supervision.
  • If you have fresh pineapple for eating, have the children prep the tops for growing a new pineapple plant.
  • Let the children share what they like and don’t like about the fruit.

Mora, Pat2007. Yum! Mmmm! Que rico!: Americas’ Sproutings. Illus. by Rafael Lopez. NY, NY: Lee & Low Books, Inc. ISBN: 9781584302711.

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