For a class in college, I had to make my own poetry file. I turned an ordinary 4x6 index card box into a treasure chest and called it Poetry Treasures.
I used felt, gold curling ribbon and a gold pen to decorate the outside. I lined the inside of the box with red felt and gold sequins along the top edge.
Then, the search began for the box to be filled with lots of fun poems for kids of all ages! I hand-wrote a myriad of them from different books, them placed them in categories. My categories include:
All about me
By the Sea
Fun and Adventure
Months of the Year
Our Great God
My kindergarten students enjoyed a poem or two at the end of the school day. I think their favorites were limericks. I'll share a couple of them with you--they are really fun for everyone!
There was a young lady of Lynn
Who was so uncommonly thin,
That when she essayed
To drink lemonade,
She slipped through the straw and fell in.
There was an old man of Peru
Who dreamed he was eating his shoe.
He woke in the night
In a terrible fright,
And found it was perfectly true.
Hope this gives you a start in creating your own poetry file. You can decorate your box however you wish and fill it with poems for your children or students to enjoy.