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Unleash Imagination with These 5 Fun Spring Poetry Activities

When I think of spring, I think of nature. It is a season of new life, blossoms, and beauty. Spring is also a great time to get creative! That is why spring is a perfect time for your students to develop their creativity through poetry. This post provides five fun and engaging spring poetry activities for your upper elementary students, to help them unleash their imaginations.

5 Fun Spring Poetry Activities

spring poetry activities

Nature Walk

The first spring poetry activity begins with going on a springtime nature walk. Take your class on a walk around your campus. You will be surprised at the elements of nature that you can find on your school grounds: budding trees, shrubbery, grass, and insects.

Encourage students to observe what they see and jot down descriptive words and phrases that are inspired by nature. Ask them to take note of the elements in nature – the colors, smells, and sounds – and use this to inspire a poem.

A nature walk is a great inspirational activity for writing haiku poems. Before heading out, you will want to review the elements of a haiku. Remind students that a haiku is written based on the number of syllables in each line.

  • Line 1: 5 syllables
  • Line 2: 7 syllables
  • Line 3: 5 syllables

Once students return to the classroom. They may write their poems and share with the class.

For even more ideas on writing haiku poems with your class, check out this blog post here.

Springtime Words

Provide students with a list of words related to spring (blooming, floral, budding, nature, sprouts, etc.). Ask them to combine the words to create as many meaningful phrases as possible. Encourage them to use the sentences as inspiration for a poem.

Spring Flowers Collage

Provide students with a variety of colorful materials such as construction paper, magazines, photographs, cupcake holders, doilies, paper plates, yarn, etc. Ask students to create a spring flower collage. Simply cut and glue the elements onto construction paper or colored paper to create a collage. Once the flowers are complete, instruct students to write a poem inspired by their collage. Attach the poem to the collage and display the poetry creations.

Found Poems

For these spring poetry activities, students begin by choosing a topic related to springtime. Provide text such as a book, a magazine, or a website for each student. Students will begin by searching through the text to find words and phrases that convey the topic of their choice. They will then piece the words and phrases together to create a found poem.

Spring Poetry Quilt

spring poetry quilt activities

Poetry can be such a fun way for students to express themselves. This engaging Spring Poetry Quilt resource will inspire students to write a variety of types of poetry all related to spring. Once each student’s masterpiece is complete, hang together for a beautiful and creative quilt perfect for displaying in your classroom or hallway.

The creative templates and detailed instruction pages will ignite your students’ interest in writing poetry. Concrete examples of each type of poem are provided to help their creativity. Choose from 20 different types of poems for your students to write: haiku, acrostic, cinquain, triplets, diamante, and more!

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”This is a great resource to review the different types of poetry. Students have choices for each type of poem. They then get to decorate their quilt squares. This resource is perfect to display on bulletin boards.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”This is a great resource to review the different types of poetry. Students have choices for each type of poem. They then get to decorate their quilt squares. This resource is perfect to display on bulletin boards.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”I love the variety of poetry available in this resource and my students are totally engaged!”

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Provide opportunities this spring for your upper elementary students to explore their creativity through poetry. Your students will have fun exploring the world around them this spring through poetry.

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