Help with Vocabulary Skills: Alphabet Poetry

This activity gives children the chance to express themselves in written language without the strictures of sentence structure. If your child is having trouble deciding what to write about, suggest a general category or theme like pets or family to get him or her started.

What this activity will develop:
Vocabulary and art skills

What you'll need:
• Colored construction paper
• Markers
• Dried alphabet cereal
• Glue

What to do:
1. Each player gets five to seven letters from the alphabet cereal.

2. The players arrange their letters vertically on the construction paper in any order. Each letter will begin a new line of a poem. For example, if the player had the letters W, R, B, L, and D, the player might create this poem:

Running in the field
Wild and free
Leading the young

3. When the players have decided the order for the letters, they can glue them onto the paper and write in the rest of the poems with markers.

Source: Learning Exchange

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