Poet in a Cupcake Day is celebrated on the Friday of Take Your Poet to School Week, which is the first full week in April. In 2021, that puts Poet in a Cupcake Day on April 9.
How to Celebrate:
Poet in a Cupcake Day is a fun capstone day for Take Your Poet to School Week. Use our Take Your Poet to School Week poets and our summer cut-out poets in the classroom or the home, for a tasty introduction to poetry. As we’ve learned from sharing poetry and tea with the boys, a little confection goes a long way to making encounters with poets and poems fun for people of all ages.
It’s easy to celebrate. Just cut out your poets, color, and put them on popsicle sticks. Insert into your favorite cupcake! Of course, you might like to read a little about your poet before deciding what kind of cupcake might be the best sweet pedestal. And maybe you’d like to read a poem by the poet, too.
Not up for actual sweets? Check out our printable cupcake, that can be cut and colored—ready to put our poets on (or some of their best-known verses).
Of course, there’s always an earth-sweet option, too…
Share Poet in a Cupcake Day Fun
Want to share your cupcake poet adventures with us? Use the hashtag #poetcupcakeday on Twitter and Instagram.
Join Us for More Public Days for Poetry (Plus, a Whole Week!)
Random Acts of Poetry Day • 1st Wednesday in October
Poetry at Work Day • 2nd Tuesday in January
Take Your Poet to School Week • first full week of National Poetry Month
Poem on Your Pillow Day • 1st Tuesday in May
Take Your Poet to Work Day • 3rd Wednesday in July
Need Poems for Poet in a Cupcake Day? Try Some of These
For more poems on an array of themes from Dreams to Spices, from Coffee to Chocolate, and even Zombies and Vampires, check out our Poets and Poems page.
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5 Ways to Celebrate the Day » Check out our fun ideas for celebrating, with real cupcakes or a fun printable. Both go wonderfully with our cut n’ color poets.