Write an "I Used To, Now I" Poem
Children love watching old home movies or looking at old photos of when they were younger. They are usually amused with their past behavior and often find it difficult to believe they once behaved differently and were unable to do things that come very naturally to them today. In this poetry-writing activity, let your child reflect on the past. This activity is not only a good opportunity for both of you to reminisce, but is also a fun way to practice word usage, writing, and poetic structure.
What You Need:
- Several sheets of lined paper
- Photo albums or home videos of your child when they were younger (optional)
- Computer to publish final copy, or spiral notebook for poetry journal (optional)