Poetry challenges for kids

For the last few weeks I’ve been setting poetry challenges for my 10 year old daughter and her friends. I’ve loved watching the results: we’ve had all sorts of funny, moving and wistful poems. So I thought I’d start sharing the challenges here in case you’d like to do them with your kids. I’m not ‘teaching poetry’ as such – these are short, fun activities where the kids can enjoy reading poetry and expressing themselves, and if I happen to slip in a few bits of writing info then so much the better  The challenges should be good for a range of ages – my 6 year old has had a go at them, and the 13 year olds are enjoying them too.

I’ll post more of these on Wednesdays. Click on the pictures for downloadable PDFs.