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Poetry for Kids | Write Your Own Color Poem

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Exploring poetry in your homeschool?  Here's an easy poem to write for kids; a great first introduction to poetry for kids!

Write a color poem!

printable color poem template

This months Poppins Book Nook theme was Poetry and I decided to revisit an activity we have done in the past. 

We read Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days and wrote 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!


Poetry for Kids


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.

How to Write a Color Poem


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!

 color poem template

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

Here is what he created:

color poem template


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!


Exploring poetry with kids?  Try writing one of these other kinds of poems: