Poetry Activities

Poetry is not only about analyzing poems written by people who lived hundreds of years ago. Poetry is fun and engaging, and there are many ways to explore this genre in meaningful ways. Take a chance. Step out of your comfort zone and explore poetry. Create art using poetry, create your own poetry form, or act out a poem. Engaging with poems in these ways might change the way you view poetry. It might get you excited about all the possibilities poetry has to offer.

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  1. Performing Poetry - How To Recite A Spoken Word Poem

    Most of us have recited a poem out loud at some point in our lives. It might have been for a school assignment or a for a special occasion, such as a friend’s birthday party. Or maybe you just wanted to read a poem out loud. But did you know that t...

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  3. Pictspiration! Try Photo-Inspired Poetry

    Write A Poem Inspired By A Picture

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Look through your phone, a magazine, or a website to find a pi...

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  4. Practice Poetic Gift Giving

    Give A Poem As A Gift To Friends And Family



    Give a poem as a gift


    Homemade gifts always make you feel extra special because someone has put time and effort into personalizing a present just for you. Have you ever thought about giving a poem as a gift?

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  6. Be An Inventor: Invent A New Poetry Form

    Poetry has evolved over the years, and it continues to grow and increase in popularity an appreciation. Read Complete Article

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  7. Write Poetry Each Day

    The only way to get better at something is to practice it over and over again. Poetry is just like that. It’s a craft that takes time to master. National Poetry Month is held every April, and it’s the perfect time to find the poet in you.

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  8. 8 Ways To Participate In Poem In Your Pocket Day



    8 ways to celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day


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  10. Benefits Of Reading Poetry To Children

    Phonological Awareness And Reading Poetry To Children


    The importance of reading aloud to children is stressed more and more. It is at the core of putting children on the path to...

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  11. Read A Poem Backward

    Most poems are read from top to bottom, but to switch it up, read it from bottom to top. Does the meaning or image change?...

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  12. Create Poetic Art

    Create Art From A Poem - Visual Poetry

    Living poems: How to make a visual representation of a poem


    Poems can create beautiful images in our minds. Wouldn’t you like to put those images onto paper? A great way to really enjoy poetry is to create a visual representation of a poem by making a painting, picture, video, slideshow, collage or other artwork that shows images from the poem and captures how it makes you feel.

    Here are some ideas for creating a visual representation of a poem. You could use these ideas for a group project with your family and friends, or to create a decoration for your home. You could even use them to create a poetry project for the children you know!

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  13. More Poetry And Pets: Posture & Movement

    Tips For Practicing Reciting A Poem


    Hello again! We’re into the full swing of celebrating National Poetry Mo...

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