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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
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A Sonia-Inspired Activity: Poetry Read-Alouds
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Discover the Colors of Fall
Discover the Colors of Fall
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Discover the Colors of Fall
This activity will inspire adults and kids alike to take time to explore the beauty in their community and discover the colors of fall while developing their descriptive and creative writing skills! 
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
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Create Your Own Pumpkin Person!
Get creative with this engaging activity where kids are asked to create their own pumpkin person and tap into their creative writing skills! Include all family members by having them create their very own pumpkin people.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
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Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
In this fun fall-themed activity, your child will design and decorate a pumpkin based on a picture book. After completing their pumpkin, they’ll write a short story about a new adventure related to their picture book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Patriotic Poem
Patriotic Poem
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Patriotic Poem
This 4th of July, end the battle for independence in your house, and show your child just how much freedom she can enjoy.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Instant Poetry! A Writing Exercise
Instant Poetry! A Writing Exercise
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Instant Poetry! A Writing Exercise
This activity allows your kindergartener to translate what he observes around him into a beautiful poem. Develop his writing skills and his creativity.
Kindergarten
Science
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Write a Concrete Poem For Mom
Write a Concrete Poem For Mom
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Write a Concrete Poem For Mom
Boost those first grade reading and writing skills with this sweet Mother's Day poem idea.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Valentine Haiku
Valentine Haiku
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Valentine Haiku
Looking for a simple, yet unique writing activity for your child on Valentine's Day? Try a hand at haiku!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make an Acrostic Birthday Poem
Make an Acrostic Birthday Poem
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Make an Acrostic Birthday Poem
This writing activity to get your third grader to combine the fun of poetry with the excitement of celebrating a birthday.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write an "I Used To, Now I" Poem
Write an "I Used To, Now I" Poem
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Write an "I Used To, Now I" Poem
In this writing activity, let your child reflect on the past and practice their writing skills and word usage as they create an "I Used to, Now I" poem.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
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Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
Help your child compose an alphabet poem about the season, and have them practice letters while awakening their creative writing skills, too!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a List Poem
Write a List Poem
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Write a List 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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Nature Poetry
Nature Poetry
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Nature Poetry
Inspire a love for the written word by creating an illustrated nature poetry book with your kids.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Put on a Poetry Party!
Put on a Poetry Party!
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Put on a Poetry Party!
Turn your living room into a sophisticated café while your child and their friends explore the world of poetry with this unique and entertaining party idea.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Simile Poem ... Starring Your Pet!
Write a Simile Poem ... Starring Your Pet!
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Write a Simile Poem ... Starring Your Pet!
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a Travel Journal
Make a Travel Journal
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Make a Travel Journal
Help your kids put together a travel journal for your family's next vacation to get them reading, writing, and thinking about what's happening on the trip.
4th grade
Social studies
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Write a Funny Limerick
Write a Funny Limerick
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Write a Funny Limerick
Your fifth grade aspiring poet will be delighted to learn how to write limericks, funny poems that correspond to a simple rhyming structure.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Shape Poem Greeting Cards
Make Shape Poem Greeting Cards
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Make Shape Poem Greeting Cards
Help your fourth or fifth grader design and write their own innovative greeting card by formulating a poem in the shape of their favorite object of choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Rudolph-Themed Metaphors
Make Rudolph-Themed Metaphors
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Make Rudolph-Themed Metaphors
Incorporate a lesson about metaphors into a writing and drawing project featuring one of the most classically recognizable of holiday icons: Rudolph!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Chanukah Anagram Game
Chanukah Anagram Game
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Chanukah Anagram Game
Your fourth grader will get their mind working with this simple "Chanukah" anagram game. They will hone their language and spelling skills with this one!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Valentine Acrostic Poem
Valentine Acrostic Poem
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Valentine Acrostic Poem
Show your little poet how to create a beautiful acrostic poem for someone special this Valentine's Day.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Valentine Limerick
Valentine Limerick
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Valentine Limerick
Help your third grader author a lovely limerick in honor of Valentine's Day! He'll be delighted to compose and recite this nonsensical poem.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Haiku
St. Patrick's Day Haiku
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St. Patrick's Day Haiku
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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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How to Write a Love Song
How to Write a Love Song
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How to Write a Love Song
See how to write a love song simply in this kid-focused tutorial. Learn how to write a love song for Valentine's Day and beyond.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pressed Flower Bookmarks
Pressed Flower Bookmarks
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Pressed Flower Bookmarks
Show your fourth grader how to make a delicate, dried flower bookmark with flowers native to their neighborhood.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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