Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bite a Lunch Snowflake in Poem #363


Peek-a-Boo!
Photo by Mark LV


Students - have you ever played with your food?  Sure you have!  I have fond memories of my bologna snowflakes, and so last night I chomped one just for the memories.  Writing about food and food memories is an excellent place to begin when you are not sure what to write about.

Try this.  Go through your life at the breakfast table, the lunch table, the dinner table.  Remember meals out, at Grandma's house, in your school cafeteria, at summer camp.  List every memorable meal or snack moment you can think of.  And then...see what calls out to you.  Write about that.

Remember those old Oscar Mayer bologna commercials, here and here?  This is how I still know to spell bologna.  Singing really helps!

Still hungry?  Munch on YUMMY!, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, and you'll fill with words and thoughts of food.


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3 comments:

Nancy said...

Haha! Very cute poem, Amy. Never made baloney snowflakes as a child. My mom probably would not have appreciated it. :)

Mary Lee said...

Love that last line!

Amy LV said...

Thank you, Nancy and Mary Lee! It was funny to do that the other night...