Happy Easter!

If you don’t celebrate Easter as religious event, you can still have Easter-like activities, such as an egg hunt. And, this year Easter falls on a day celebrating the equality and rights of transgender people. Here is what president Biden said:

“On Transgender Day of Visibility, we celebrate the joy, strength, and absolute courage of some of the bravest people I know. Today, we show millions of transgender and nonbinary Americans that we see them, they belong, and they should be treated with dignity and respect (President Joe Biden).”

Activity: Using A Thesaurus

Have you ever wanted to make your writing more interesting? There are a lot of words out there you can use instead of the ones you usually do: synonyms. Try using a thesaurus, like this one. If you check out a thesaurus, look at all the words you can use instead of “said.”

Question: Have you ever known someone who uses lots of big words? Do you think people who often use big words instead of small ones really know the differences between the many synonyms they use?

Activity: Using A Rhyming Dictionary

Ever wonder how poets are able to come up with just the right rhyme, such as pop stars do. It’s probably not that they are brilliant, but more likely they have a rhyming dictionary, such as this online one

Here is a poem I quickly came up with using that online rhyming dictionary:


Such a vision was He, when I looked upon God,

Though some thought him flawed, and others a fraud.

I too saw his Son, who died that I might be free.

Some disagreed if he was one, or should be considered to be three.

There seem just as many gods, as there are folk.

Thank God I was born into the right faith, so my beliefs aren’t a joke.


Use a rhyming dictionary to more easily come up with your own poem!