It’s Thanksgiving and the perfect time for your children to express their thankfulness creatively through poetry. One of my favorite forms of poetry for Thanksgiving is a sensory poem. Here’s how to write one:
1. Brainstorm what you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel at Thanksgiving. I’ve included a brainstorming sheet below that you can use.
2. Choose one thing from each category and write it on the appropriate line on the paper below. Also include a final line for “I know that.” It can be any summarizing sentence to conclude the poem.
3. Ready for poetry magic? Cross out the typed words and presto! – instant poetry. See example below. Capitalize the first word of the new phrase and cross out the period at the end.
4. Write your poem on a piece of construction or decorative paper. Include an illustration too.