Pinterest is filled with resources, tips, and ideas to use in your homeschool. Since April is National Poetry Month, what better time to share a few favorite poetry activities from our Pinterest Poetry Board? While reading and listening to poems, creating poetry notebooks, and learning about poetic devices, your kids’ interest in poetry will surely grow!
Most of these can be used with all ages, from elementary through high school.
1. Paint Chip Poetry
Start by gluing words from magazines onto paint chip pieces (or just writing the words on the chips). Then set your kids loose making poems from the word chips. They can arrange and rearrange to their hearts’ delight until they’ve created the perfect paint chip poem.
2. Poetic Devices Mini Book
Teaching poetic devices? You’ll love these free Figures of Speech mini posters to download and print.
RhymeZone, an online rhyming dictionary, helps kids find rhyming words, “near” rhymes, and rhymes by number of syllables. It’s a great resource when they’re trying to find just the right word for their verse!
4. Five Fabulous Features of Children’s Poetry
Explore poetry with fun listening activities that help your children identify five exciting features of poetry:
- poetic devices such as metaphors and personification
It’s an entertaining way for newbies to dip their toes into the unfamiliar waters of poetry.
5. Popcorn Poetry! Repetition and Onomatopoeia
Pop! Bang! Zing! Work on poetic elements of repetition and onomatopoeia using popcorn as the springboard. This activity is especially fun for your youngest poets!
6. How to Keep a Poetry Notebook
Creating and maintaining a poetry notebook is a wonderful way to help children and teens appreciate poetry. Their notebooks can contain poems they write themselves, verses they copy onto specialty papers, poets’ biographies, and more.
7. “I Am” Poems
Art and poetry meet in these colorful, eye-catching pieces—a beautiful way for kids to identify their best character qualities.
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