Are you a kid who loves to write? Help us celebrate poetry and National Poetry Month by writing and sharing a poem on this form. To turn in your poem, take a photo of it/scan it and send it to email@example.com.
We'll share it online as part of our celebration of National Poetry Month!
Join us in celebrating the joy and creativity of poetry. Learn more about the National Poetry Month, get to know some well-loved children's poems, poets, and the many online resources that can spark interest in poetry for your child. And of course, visit your local library to discover new poetry content.
Online Resources for Kids/Teens:
Poetry Out Loud (a really cool national poetry recitation competition for high school students)
Louder Than A Bomb (local branch of an organization that encourages students to practice spoken word)
Poetry Foundation: Children (poems, videos, and poetry exercises for kids)
Poets.org: Poems for Kids (poems organized by theme/poet, teaching materials for kids)
Poetry Writing Prompts for Kids/Teens:
Write an acrostic poem (a poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word vertically) inspired by your name or your best friend's name.
Write a poem inspired by your favorite animal.
Write a poem about your favorite place in Kansas City. It could be a park, your aunt's house, a special restaurant, or a stadium you love.
Make a collage poem with words you've found in magazines, cereal boxes. Cut out words you've found and paste them together to make a new work of word art.