Intro to Poetry

My daughter surprised me by asking to learn about poetry the other night. Luckily, I had an easy idea for writing a first poem tucked away in my brain- acrostics. I found a “poetry for kids” website and showed her an example. Then she wrote her own.

And loved every minute of it 🙂

Her first one is called “Tom” after our cat.

Trouble
On the couch a lot
My pet

Her second was “Tree”

Tall
Rest in its shade
Everything is peaceful
Everything is beautiful

Her last one was “Snow”

Soothing
New as a forming cloud
Outdoors like a bird
White as a dove

I told my son about this type of poetry in the morning. Here is his poem called “Creeper.” A creeper is a type of monster from one of his favorite games; it goes toward things and then explodes.

Curious
Running
Evil
Enemy
Packed with gun powder
Especially mean
Rest in pieces

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