For the past several years, I've been creating poetry anthologies with my students. We use simple paper books made of computer paper with a card stock cover. Ours are just a few dollars each, but you could also make your own or have your students use spiral notebooks too. The books aren't nearly as important as the ideas students put inside them!
If you're looking for a way to make poetry fun while also working with figurative language, mood, inferences, poetic devices, and more, I highly recommend trying poetry anthologies with your class next year. You can grab a copy of my poetry anthology directions pretty cheap over at my TpT store if you don't want to make your own. Here's a free poster I use in our classroom that goes with it.
And now for the freebie... here's a cute poem that I give my students as the last one in their Poems from Friends section. Even if you don't use anthologies, it makes a great goodbye gift for your kiddos.
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