Kids’ poetry activities from Pinterest

Delightful poetry activities from Pinterest appeal to all ages! Ideas include art projects, poetry notebooks, and poetry resources,

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.

Delightful poetry activities from Pinterest appeal to all ages! Ideas include art projects, poetry notebooks, and poetry resources,

Paint Chip Poetry

2. Poetic Devices Mini Book

Teaching poetic devices? You’ll love these free Figures of Speech mini posters to download and print.

Delightful poetry activities from Pinterest appeal to all ages! Ideas include art projects, poetry notebooks, and poetry resources,

Poetic Devices Minibook

3. RhymeZone

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!

Delightful poetry activities from Pinterest appeal to all ages! Ideas include art projects, poetry notebooks, and poetry resources,

4. Five Fabulous Features of Children’s Poetry

Explore poetry with fun listening activities that help your children identify five exciting features of poetry:

  • onomatopoeia
  • rhyme
  • repetition
  • alliteration
  • poetic devices such as metaphors and personification

It’s an entertaining way for newbies to dip their toes into the unfamiliar waters of poetry.

Delightful poetry activities from Pinterest appeal to all ages! Ideas include art projects, poetry notebooks, and poetry resources,

5 Features of Children’s 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!

Delightful poetry activities from Pinterest appeal to all ages! Ideas include art projects, poetry notebooks, and poetry resources,

Popcorn Poetry

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.

Delightful poetry activities from Pinterest appeal to all ages! Ideas include art projects, poetry notebooks, and poetry resources,

Keeping a Poetry Notebook

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. 

Delightful poetry activities from Pinterest appeal to all ages! Ideas include art projects, poetry notebooks, and poetry resources,

“I Am” Poems

You might also enjoy 8 writing ideas from Pinterest (mostly for elementary grades) and 7 Pinterest ideas for high school writing. Be sure to follow all of our great Pinterest boards for loads of writing, teaching, and homeschooling ideas!

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2 comments ↓

#1 Becky Spence on 04.22.14 at 5:52 pm

Love this post! Pinned. :)

#2 Kim Kautzer on 04.22.14 at 6:33 pm

Hey, thanks, Becky!

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