I Am Poem

The DoSeum is a place where interactive fun and hands-on learning come together—a place where minds are always at play.  During your visit, our exhibits, programs, and classes will encourage young minds to explore the joy of learning through connections to STEM, the arts, and literacy, but curiosity and exploration don't have to end when you leave!

Explore our DIY Activities, Storytimes, and other family resources that were created for you to DO at home and stay connected with your family while keeping minds at play in between your visits!


I Am Poem


Poems come in many different styles, lengths, and rhyme schemes – some poems don’t rhyme at all! Join us for a special DIY Activity where performance poet and Outside The Lunchbox Luncheon keynote speaker, LeDerick Horne, will guide you through how to write an I Am Poem!  This type of poem will be as unique as the poet who writes it and will allow children to explore and express who they are and describe when they see, hear, and wonder about in the world around them!  

To learn more about LeDerick or to purchase tickets for this year’s Outside The Lunchbox Luncheon @Home on October 6th, visit the Outside The Lunchbox page.

Building Tips & Tricks: 

  • Encourage your child to complete the form poem any way that they like. There is no wrong answer. “I am five.” “I am tall.” “I am amazing!” This poem is theirs.
  • It can be rewarding to create an I AM poem for you, alongside your child!

Ready to share your I Am Poem? 
Be sure to tag @TheDoSeum and use #DoSeumAtHome we love seeing all that you create!

Download I Am Poem Form
Download I Am Poem Instructions



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Special Thanks To Our Partner For Their Support of our DO It At Home Platform