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Looking for truly imaginative poems? Read Shel Silverstein! Write creative verses and display them on a beam of light.
Shel Silverstein shook the world of children's poetry in 1974 with the publication of Where the Sidewalk Ends. It is the top-selling children's poetry book. Read some of his poems from A Light in the Attic or Where the Sidewalk Ends.
Read poetry by other poets, too, and compare their styles, topics, and other characteristics.
Use your imagination to create a great story in poetry! What's going on that intrigues you? What animals or behaviors do you find captivating? Write your draft with Crayola® Colored Pencils.
Ask a classmate or an adult to read and critique it with you. How can you improve your imagery and clarity of ideas? Edit your poem until you are satisfied that it is the best you can write. Check spelling and grammar.
Draw a flashlight on paper with a wide beam of light coming from it. Color it in with Crayola Washable Markers. Cut it out with Crayola Scissors. Use a Crayola Glue Stick to attach it to black construction paper.
With a Crayola Fine Tip Marker, copy your poem in the beam of light coming from the flashlight.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
Paper-bag puppets hold original poetry about pirates, pets, or any preferred topic. Young writers put the puppet's arms
Snuggle up to read a good book about sleep, then write a book report about it on a quilt. Craft a bed with a recycled bo
Picasso’s art career spanned many decades and included a variety of styles and influences. Create a portrait collage ins
Gild torn-paper edges and make golden leaf imprints on this decorative frame. Display original poetry, photos, or other
Vivaldi inspires paintings incorporating symbols of the seasons.
Create an original pop-art repetitive portrait based on a study the life and work of Andy Warhol.
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