A summer poetry box just for you (the final post!)

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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time and a safe time.

I won’t posting anything until the beginning of February 2014 (Oh, I feel a little sad!).

Time to tidy my desk (AS YOU CAN SEE!), hunt for my boogie board and head to the beach. My summer reading bag is full of all kinds of books to read. My head is full of ideas. BUT I think I will lie on our spongy beach grass and read the clouds for awhile.

 

So … here is a little summer poetry challenge for you:

1. Find a box.

2. Make a label for it.

3. Fill it with poems over summer.

4. Write a poem about what you do.

5. Write a poem about what you taste.

6. Write a poem about where you go.

7. Write a poem about the moon or night (after Melinda Szymanik‘s beautiful book).

8. Write a poem using one of my challenges from 2013 on Poetry Box.

9. Write a poem with no rhyme.

10. Write a poem using the titles of books you read over summer. Hide them!

11. Write a poem about your dream holiday. Use your imagination. Or your nightmare holiday. Or boring. Or surprising.

12. Write a poem about one thing that bugs you.

13. Write a poem about fast things.

14. Write a poem abut slow things.

15. Write a poem about your mum or dad.

16. Write a poem about someone really old you know. Show it to them if it will make them smile!

17. Write a poem as though you have elastic legs.

18. Write a poem about summer.

19. Write a poem about something magic.

20. Write a poem about a dinosaur.

21. Write a poem where the first line is the same as the last.

22. Write a poem using no more than 12 words.

23. Write a poem with no more than three words on each line.

24. Write a poem about your favourite animal.

25. Write a poem about a hedgehog and a cat.

26. Write a poem about a bird.

27. Write a poem about a made-up animal.

28. Write a poem about the beach.

29. Write a poem as a letter to your favourite author.

30. The Gemma-box-poem challenge. Write a poem about something ordinary like the box in Gemma’s story and show how marvellous it can be. Use your imagination.

31. Write a poem about anything you like.

32. At the end of January (from 30th) send me two of your favourite poems. I will pick a few poems to post on Poetry Box in February.

Send to paulajoygreen@gmail.com. Include your name, age year and name of school.

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