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POETRY WRITING FOR KIDS: 3 FUN POEMS FOR KIDS TO WRITE

By Jillian | May 14, 2015 
Filed under: Kid ActivitiesTagged: School Agewriting activities

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Little M has been very interested in writing poetry lately. She’s always loved writing activities but this is the first time poetry has made a real appearance. It’s so fun to see her creating poem after poem.
For today’s activity, I’m teaming up with Pepperidge Farm to bring together two of Little M’s favorite things: Goldfish® Crackers and poetry writing for kids. YAY! So grab a snack, some paper, a pencil and a little poet.

Pepperidge Farm has been creating “The Little Moments. Big Smiles.” with their Goldfish Tales website. Fans of Goldfish crackers are given the opportunity to read the latest tale, find details regarding the promotion, submit their own tales and get a peek at behind-the-scenes videos.

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Poetry Writing for Kids: 3 Fun Poems for Kids to Write

Acrostic. Little M has a favorite type of poem and this is it. Do you remember writing acrostic poems when you were a kid? They are fun and easy, making them perfect poetry-writing exercises for kids.

An acrostic poem is one where the first letter of each line spells a word. (The word can also be formed in the middle or at the end of the line. Since I’m working with a beginner we are sticking to the beginning.)

I had Little M use orange and black markers to write the word GOLDFISH down the left side of her paper. I asked her to create a poem about the Goldfish Crackers she was snacking on. I can’t resist sharing her work.

Great
Orange
Little
Delicious
Fish
I
Share my fish and I
Heart my Goldfish!

Riddle. I hadn’t thought of riddles as poems until I read this Riddle Poems post from Imagination Soup. In the post, she lays out how to help kids form riddles with few easy prompts. We are great fans of jokes around here and riddles are similar to jokes so I know riddle poems would be a hit! I was right.

I wrote out the beginning of each line and had Little M fill in the rest. The theme? Goldfish of course!

I smell like…
I taste like…
I feel like…
I sound like…
What am I?

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Shape Poems I love, love, love the way our Goldfish cracker shape poems turned out. A shape poem is a poem that forms a shape with words. The words describe the shape they form. The words can either outline the shape or fill in the shape. Little M chose to outline the Goldfish cracker.

To prepare this one I drew a Goldfish cracker lightly with a pencil as a guide for where to write.

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