Poetry Writing Prompts
This activity allows your kindergartener to translate what he observes around him into a beautiful poem. Develop his writing skills and his creativity.
Boost those first grade reading and writing skills with this sweet Mother's Day poem idea.
Help your child compose an alphabet poem about the season, and have her practice letters while awakening her creative writing skills, too!
In this writing activity, let your child reflect on the past and practice his writing skills and word usage as he creates an "I Used to, Now I" poem.
If helping your child learn parts of speech makes you want to take a nap, try this exercise. It's a sure way to keep those creative juices flowing.
Turn your living room into a sophisticated café while your 3rd grader and her friends explore the world of poetry with this unique and entertaining party idea.
Inspire a love for the written word by creating an illustrated nature poetry book with your kids.
Take advantage of the upcoming Irish holiday, Saint Patrick's Day, to encourage your third grader to flex his poetry muscles and come up with a haiku.
This writing activity to get your third grader to combine the fun of poetry with the excitement of celebrating a birthday.
A valentine acrostic poem shows someone you love what they mean to you. Teach your child how to make a valentine acrostic poem this Valentine's Day.
Help your child practice writing with this fun activity. Write a diamante poem, which makes use of a simple structure and results in a diamond-shaped poem.
Give your fourth grader a head start in poetry with a simile writing activity that guides him in crafting a cute poem about the beloved family pet.
A valentine haiku is a short poem that expresses your love for someone special. Write a valentine haiku with your child this Valentine's Day.
Help your fourth or fifth grader design and write her own innovative greeting card by formulating a poem in the shape of her favorite object of choice.
Most of us are familiar with haiku, but the tanka is an even older form of Japanese poetry. Learn to write a tanka poem with this activity.
Write a poem with a twist! Your child can write a poem that also has a secret sentence hidden within the words of the poem.
Your fifth grade aspiring poet will be delighted to learn how to write limericks, funny poems that correspond to a simple rhyming structure.
This festive New Year activity will encourage your fifth grader to reflect on her year and express her New Year's resolutions in a creative acrostic poem.
Let your aspiring poet use book titles to create a funky and visually-appealing masterpiece!
Tired of fake apologies? What if that insincere apology was in the form of a poem?
If you can make a list, you can write a poem! Get your child to practice writing and express herself with a list poem.
Help your child harness her feelings about a favorite city, by using her city knowledge to produce a poetic composition.
Here's a fun way to learn about rhyme in songs and poetry, and to get your middle schooler writing some poetry of his own!
Found poetry is a great exercise for kids to practice seeing the beauty and humor in ordinary, everyday language.
Confused about clauses? Get the concept to stick by helping your middle schooler make mix-and-match poetry dice filled with independent and dependent clauses.
Use Wallace Steven's "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" to inspire your middle school teen to sketch and free-write a poem with shifting perspective.
This activity helps your teen write his very own adventurous epic poem, featuring an imagined hero.
Get your reluctant teen excited about writing: by alternating "found" phrases from a favorite book with his own writing, he'll create a unique, profound poem.
Encourage your reluctant writer to build creativity with a found poem, which is written by rearranging bits and pieces of other peopleâs writing.
Love is in the air, and there's no time like Valentine's Day for your high schooler to learn about the most romantic poetic form: the sonnet!
In this activity, create a poem that emerges from the collaboration of parent and teen in the activity of observing, discussing, reading, and writing.