HERE ARE SOME EASY IDEAS YOU MIGHT TRY FOR STARTERS!
Remember there are many ways to write a poem and it does not have to rhyme – we just want to see some really interesting ideas. YOUR ideas.
How to write an acrostic poem – look here: https://www.poetry4kids.com/lessons/how-to-write-an-acrostic-poem. Simply write the title of the poem down the page and begin each line with the first letter as shown here:
I love every flavour.
Cookies & salted caramel
Even Strawberry and
The poem below focusses on some pretty awful ingredients – what sort of recipe would you like to write about. A recipe for peace/ friendship/ summer holidays/ a great birthday??? What about a perfect family – have a look here: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/recipe-for-perfect-family
The Incredible Dish
Take one pimple, squeezed freshly today
Add in a spider with some curds and whey
then two maggots juicy and fat
two hairs from the back of a flea covered rat.
Bring to the boil for ten minutes or more
Chuck in a toe nail and an old apple core
Flip in a finger, drip in some glue
Stir it and add in the sole of a shoe
Dice up the dead skin from one of your toes
add in the dribble from out of your nose
Serve it with blisters and old rotten fish
What do you think of this incredible dish???
Limericks have five lines and are usually funny - you can look up loads of limericks on this website - http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/limerick.htm.
Or search for the poems of Edward Lear: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/limericks-by-edward-lear
There once was a farmer from Leeds
Who swallowed a packet of seeds
It soon came to pass
He was covered in grass
And you couldn’t see his head for the weeds.!
Listen to Kit Wright read his amazing poem – The Magic Box – then think about what you might put in your magic box. What would the box be made of? Where would you keep it? The thing with this poem is to think of only amazing things.!!!
Also lots of amazing resources on this website: http://childrenspoetryarchive.org
Here is an example of a simple list poem – this one rhymes but yours does not have to.
FUNNY POEMS have a look on YOU TUBE for ideas!!!!
Just type Youtube into Google and then these titles:
Or what about a RAP??!!!
Or just this – great ideas for starting a poem:
and remember these - GOOD THINGS TO USE IN A POEM: