How to Write Color Poetry with Sensory Images | Mini Lesson


Everyone has a favorite color! This Color Poetry lesson invites kids to write an image-rich poem about a single color that draws from the five senses. Print the pages to use again and again.


Everyone has a favorite color, whether it’s ocean blue, princess pink, or the rippling green of a grassy meadow.

This fun and easy mini lesson teaches kids how to write color poetry, inviting them to write a non-rhyming poem that’s filled with sensory imagery. They’ll use sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch to help them come up with rich, descriptive words and phrases. The result is a color poem that paints beautiful word pictures for the reader.


  • Teaching instructions
  • Color poem examples
  • Student brainstorming worksheet
  • Organizing worksheet that helps students arrange the elements of their poem

Students of all ages love this activity! Print the pages to use again and again.


Product Details


Kim Kautzer

Grade Level

All ages


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