Create a Found Poem
Anyone can find poetry on a library shelf, but some see poetry wherever they look. When poets notice beautiful language in ordinary life, they sometimes turn the words into a special kind of poem called a found poem. Creating found poetry is a great exercise for kids to practice seeing the beauty, humor, and intellectual interest in ordinary, everyday language.
What You Need:
- Pair of old sunglasses or glasses frames
- Pen or pencil
- Sources of words, such as old newspapers, magazines, grocery lists, advertisements, homework assignments, outdated encyclopedias, and so on