Haiku Party Box Instructions
The Haiku party host or hostess creates two host boxes with a different haiku poem on each face of the box. This will result in 12 haikus authored by the host (my haiku collection in this case). An individual smaller haiku party box is made for each guest, contains one of the host’s haiku on the box, and is distributed to each guest upon their arrival. During the course of the evening the guests participate in writing haiku about specific topics, or a free writing topic. At the end of the evening, the guests put all of the haiku into a box with each guest drawing out a haiku until the box is empty. Everyone is now prepared for the haiku pairing event.
Both host boxes are “rolled” like dice. The two haiku poems that come out on top are matched up with the guests who have that haiku on their individual haiku party box. Each participant reads out loud one of the haiku they selected from the box that contained all of the party attendee’s haiku, everyone discusses the haikus and share their images and responses, vote on which one advances, and continue the cycle again until a final champion is selected.