- Write each word of a poem on a post-it or index card. Try out different line breaks by rearranging the poem in all different ways. Choose your favorite and write the poem.
- Challenge yourself to use each craft move studied in school to make your own Crafty Poetry Anthology. Each poem in your anthology should highlight a different craft move. Craft moves to include: similes, metaphors, repetition, personification, rhyming, imagery, line breaks, 5 senses.
Games & Activities:
Chose a mystery object. Write a poem describing the object. Read it to a friend/family member. Have them guess what the mystery object is!
Write your poem in the shape of what you are writing about. For example, a fish, or a flower.
Choose a topic and write a poem based on your five senses.
Choose a word within one of the topics below and write an acrostic poem to describe it.
-Food (Ex: pizza, spaghetti, meatball, sushi, popcorn)
-Color (Ex: pink, purple, black, yellow)
-Sport (Ex: soccer, football, basketball)
-Friend (choose a friend’s name)
-Family (choose a familiy member)
Use similes to compare objects by color.
_____ is as red as _____
_____ is as orange as _____
Choose a special small object from your home. Hold it in your hand to observe it closely. Use your senses to describe the object in a poem. Use craft moves life metaphors, similes, and personification to make your poem come to life!
Watch this video about similes and metaphors then try writing some examples!
Online Games (Websites & Apps):
Listen to audio poems and read along line by line!
Games & Activities:
- Have a family member print out or type up a favorite poem. Illustrate the poem with pictures that match the words and meaning.
- Visit an art museum for poetry inspiration! Take a pen and paper and write poems at the museum. Include line breaks, similes, metaphors, repetition, and descriptive language.
- Go to the library and check out poetry books. Practice reading the poems. Look for examples of the craft moves similes, metaphors, repetition, line breaks, and imagery.
- Make a list of commonly used adjectives. Write juicy synonyms to reference to while writing your poetry!
- (Ex: Large_Enormous)
- (Ex: Happy_Joyful)
- Make a ____(family name)_____ family poem! Have each family member contribute a line that tells/describes why your family is special and unique.
- Learn the lyrics to one of your family’s favorite songs. Make a video reading or singing the lyrics in a clear, smooth voice.
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