Activity of the Day #4

Our Word of the Day posts have now cycled the alphabet twice so we thought it was time to find other ideas to engage your children. We have decided to suggest an Activity of the Day, drawn from our huge bank of resources.

This activity is a Feelings poem.

An interesting way to describe a feeling is by using your senses. Imagine what colour the feeling would be and how it would taste, smell, sound and feel.

For example:

Anger is fiery red.

It tastes like jalapeño peppers stinging my tongue.

It smells like the smouldering embers of a forest fire.

It sounds like dynamite blasting craters in the earth.

It feels like a volcano rumbling inside me.

◆ Choose another feeling. Use the format above to write a poem about that feeling.

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While written mainly for exceptional pupils up to the age of 11, this book presents approaches and insights that can apply to virtually any pupil and to any teaching situation.

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