Poetry and art are a powerful team to engage children's skills and imaginations. Kids who make pockets full of poetry will be well-versed in language arts and creative thinking.
To create a pocket to hold your poems, draw a large U or rectangle on construction paper with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Decorate the pocket.
Cut out your pocket using Crayola Scissors. Glue the edges with a Crayola Glue Stick onto another piece of construction paper. Keep the top and inside open to hold your poems.
Read some poetry to get an idea of how poets use the rhythm, pattern, and meaning of words to create a mental picture full of feelings and ideas.
Write your own poems with erasable colored pencils on white paper. Write about a topic, feeling, or question that interests you. Pick words that best describe your mood or ideas. Draw pictures to go with your poetry.
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