Sensory Poem: Halloween Activity

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Updated on Oct 8, 2012

What does Halloween taste like? It it sugary and sweet or full of savory pumpkin flavors? Encourage your child to take in the tastes, smells, sights, sounds and textures of the year's spookiest holiday with a sensory poem!

What You Need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  1. Have your child write down the five senses on a sheet of paper: touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing.
  2. Let her write the Halloween things she connects with each sense. Maybe she thinks of ear-splitting screams or scratchy costumes or the smell of smoke. Encourage her to stretch her imagination.
  3. Have her reflect on everything she's listed. Does she think she has the ingredients for a spooky, serious or silly poem?
  4. Now it’s time to write. Let her blend the things she listed into a poem crammed with delicious sensory details.
  5. Remind your poet that it may take more than one try to create a sensory poem that really works, but that’s what makes a poem great – attention to detail and perseverence.
  6.  Don’t let the fun end with the poem. Try cutting the paper into a familiar Halloween shape like a pumpkin or a cat before displaying it in your home.  

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