Looking for a simple yet unique writing activity for your child on Valentine’s Day? Why not have her try her hand at writing poetry in the form of a Japanese-style haiku? Haiku, dating back to 17th century Japan, are brief, 3 line poems that follow a strict syllabic pattern.
Haiku poets often focus on simple subjects, but choose their words very carefully. With so few syllables, each word in the poem is meaningful. Challenge your child to consider her word choices carefully, and think about how each word adds to the meaning of the poem.
What You Need:
- Notebook or several sheets of paper