Write a Simple Color Poem

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It's the end of February and we are back sharing a book and activity as part of the monthly online book club, Poppins Book Nook.  This months theme was Poetry and I decided to revisit an activity we have done in the past.... read Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days and write a simple color poem.

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My Many Colored Days is unlike many other Dr. Seuss books, but it still is a treasure to read to explore emotions, colors, description words, poetry, and much more! In the book, Dr. Seuss uses colors to describe feelings, for instance:
On bright red days, 
how good it feels 
to be a horse
and kick my heels!

To explore this month's theme of poetry with our chosen book, I made a Color Poem template and then worked through the poem with my 7 year old son.  There is no right or wrong way to complete this poem, however I did encourage my son to think of specific things that were such colors.  It would be easy to simply write "Orange is a table, pencil, shirt.. etc," so I helped him brainstorm different things that were color specific.  Questions to ask to get more specific answers:
1. What is Orange?
2. What does Red remind you of?
3. How do you feel when you see yellow?
This activity could be used to explore emotions, too just like the book!   The main thing to remember that poetry is all about the experience/ reality of the writer!

Once my son completed his poem, I envisioned him using the different colors to paint a picture around his poem.  Here it is:

If you would like to make a color poem, I've made our Color Poem template available to you!  Just click the link:

And take some time to see how the other co-hosts of the Poppins Book Nook chose to explore this month's theme: Poetry!
The wonderful bloggers that participate in the Poppins Book Nook are:
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