This download includes 44 Kindergarten and First grade level poems with a fun, simple crafty illustration. Each poem includes the ready-to-go blackline masters, list of materials needed, step by step directions, and variations of ideas to substitute different materials. Drawing and coloring illustrations gets boring for kids, so I use materials that are different and interesting! I use materials that are easy to find and you most likely already have in your classroom. I use the Poetry Notebook as a literacy center each week during the year. I send Poetry Notebooks home on Friday for the students to enjoy reading over the weekend. Students return the notebooks on Monday to add our new poem of the week. Students LOVE going to the Poetry Notebook center! It is a great way to practice reading, sight words, rhyming, concepts about print, and it makes a GREAT keepsake at the end of the year! Please download my sample preview for more information and poem samples!