This was not my idea. My colleague, Billisue, made a poetry apron and I thought it was cool so I made one of my own. A poetry apron is a fun way to immerse young writers in poetry and show them that poems can be about anything. Each pocket has an object and a poem that has something to do with that object. Students request a pocket, I show them the object, then read the accompanying poem. I think it would be fun to have poetry apron themes such as holidays, bugs, family members, or just about anything. I really like my poetry apron and so do the kids. Check out the buttons on the apron. They all came from my grandma's button box. And the denim pockets were cut from my kids' outgrown jeans.