Poetry is like painting pictures with words. Try this writing poetry activity and let kids see for themselves.
What You'll Need:
- Paper and pens
Encourage kids to think of sights they've seen that interested them or made them feel something. Maybe it was a bird flying, a dog chasing its tail, or a horse galloping across a field.
Why not take a stab at writing a poem about it? Suggest they use powerful words -- words that say more than they might think. For example, instead of using "big" to describe that Clydesdale horse, use "monumental."
Why say the dog was brown when you could say he was the color of chocolate? And remember, poetry doesn't have to rhyme to be good.
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