Poetry Hands-on Activities

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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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Speak up for the Earth
Speak up for the Earth
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Speak up for the Earth
In celebration of Earth Day, help your fifth grader write a poem from the Earth to its inhabitants.
5th grade
Science
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Write Dad a Basketball Message
Write Dad a Basketball Message
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Write Dad a Basketball Message
Anyone can write Dad a card for Father's Day; but for the dad who loves sports, get the family to write him a special haiku on a basketball instead!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Frosty the Snowman Oulipo
Frosty the Snowman Oulipo
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Frosty the Snowman Oulipo
Have a bookworm on your hands? They'll boost their spelling and problem solving skills with this Oulipo activity re-writing lyrics to beloved Christmas songs!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Write a Secret Sentence Poem
Write a Secret Sentence Poem
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Write a Secret Sentence Poem
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Sensory Poem: Halloween
Sensory Poem: Halloween
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Sensory Poem: Halloween
Encourage your child to take in the tastes, smells, sights, sounds and textures of the year's spookiest holiday with a sensory poem!
4th 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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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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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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Apostrophe Poem
Apostrophe Poem
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Apostrophe Poem
Not every poem needs to be about leaves and love. If your fifth grader is more attached to his phone or computer, introduce him to the apostrophe poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Skeltonic Verse
Skeltonic Verse
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Skeltonic Verse
Beginning poets can be overwhelmed keeping track of rhyme and rhythm. Have your little writer try a skeltonic poem, which focuses on end rhyme.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Back to School Poem
Back to School Poem
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Back to School Poem
Celebrate the new school year with a back to school poem!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Terse Verse
Terse Verse
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Terse Verse
Combine rhymes, riddles and poetry with a terse verse! What do you call floral electricity? Flower Power!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tanka Poem
Tanka Poem
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Tanka Poem
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Couplet Poem
Couplet Poem
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Couplet Poem
Learn about how to write a couplet poem in this easy introduction to the classic poetry style.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Rhymes With Orange
Rhymes With Orange
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Rhymes With Orange
There's only one word that rhymes with orange. This is bad news for poets who want to write about oranges. But what if they use word play instead?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Be Grateful
Be Grateful
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Be Grateful
This writing activity help give your child ideas for personal essays, important thoughts, and embracing a positive attitude throughout the holiday season.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Pantoum Poem
Pantoum Poem
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Pantoum Poem
Practice rhythm and rhyme with these step-by-step instructions for a pantoum poem!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Write Jump Rope Rhymes
Write Jump Rope Rhymes
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Write Jump Rope Rhymes
Try your hand at writing jump rope rhymes by organizing your ideas first, then composing your creation like a poem.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Before and After Halloween Acrostic
Before and After Halloween Acrostic
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Before and After Halloween Acrostic
Start by writing an acrostic poem, but then get ready for a writing challenge that makes an acrostic trickier to write.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Autumn Cinquain
Autumn Cinquain
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Autumn Cinquain
Help your child create an autumn poem full of colorful sensory details.
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 they observe into a beautiful poem.
Kindergarten
Science
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