Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 15: Poetry Day

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You can use this day to focus on writing nonsensical or silly poetry.


Silly and Nonsensical Poems

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Writing materials

Directions:

  1. For this activity, focus on rhyming poetry, but let kids know that poems do not always rhyme.
  2. Have kids write couplets (two lines) in which each line has the same number of syllables.
  3. Instruct kids to end each line with rhyming words.
  4. However, instead of trying to write lines which logically follow each other, encourage kids to write silly lines which may not have anything to do with each other.
  5. Children may even choose to make up words to rhyme together (such as in the style of Dr. Seuss).
Source(s): From Toolbox Training’s upcoming 100 Language Activities for Kids.
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