Easy, fun ways to spark students' imaginations
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Fun, ready-to-print poetry activities are the perfect tools to bring words to life. Use these reproducibles to teach new concepts, reinforce past lessons, and inspire creativity.
After introducing budding writers to the sounds and styles of poetry, invite them to copy down their favorite verse or write a new poem of their own and keep it their pockets to share with friends, using the Poem in Your Pocket (PDF) reproducible.
Beautiful Butterflies (PDF) — Grades PreK-1
Through pictures and rhyme, students learn about symmetry in the wings of a butterfly and then create their own symmetry art project.
Weather Poems (PDF) — Grades K-2
From the brash, crash BLUNDER of thunder to a steaming, sizzling summery day, these poems will inspire students to write their own descriptive verses about the weather.
Soccer Poems (PDF) — Grades K-3
After first organizing their soccer related words and descriptive and rhyming words, students fill the empty soccer ball with their poem.
Poetry with a Twist (PDF) — Grades 3-Up
Starting with a distinct shape, students build a poem by brainstorming words, feelings, and activities associated with that shape. For a twist, students then rewrite the poem in a different style.
Fold It Poem (PDF) — Grades 3-Up
Students write a poem together, line by line, using only the previous student's final word as inspiration!