Most people think writing a Haiku is easy, but a really good haiku takes time and practice. The earliest example of a short haiku dates back to the sixteenth-century and since then there have been a ton of haiku poets, including Matsuo Basho, Anselm Hollo and Kobayashi Issa. For anyone who doesn’t know what a haiku is, it is a three-lined poem that normally has 17 syllables written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Typical Haikus are about animals, seasons and anything else relating to nature. To celebrate and honour the art of haiku writing, April 17th is Haiku Poetry Day. This is the perfect opportunity to write your first ever haiku and master of the art of haiku writing. And to help you out, here are 6 tips to write your first ever haiku.
April 22nd is Earth day. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about this beautiful planet and how we can take care of it. To make Earth day even more special why not get writing for this brilliant day. To help inspire you, here are 12 Earth day writing prompts that are both fun and educational! Earth Day writing…
Unicorn’s don’t exist or do they? Out of all the mythological creatures out there, the Minotaur, dragons, the phoenix, vampires, werewolves – The unicorn is the most magical and the most majestic. It even appears in many children’s books, such as Harry Potter, The looking glass by Lewis Carroll and let’s not forget the My Little Pony franchise. They truly do deserve their own day and you know what? They do have their own day! April 9th is National Unicorn day. The day was created to celebrate these beautiful creatures and to remind both adults and kids alike that a little magic and make-believe never hurt anyone. So, to celebrate National Unicorn day we worked with Story Saturday to create a writing challenge, where Twitter users share their own poems about Unicorns. We got many fun and magical entries from the community and here are our top 8 unicorn poems.
The most awaited time of the year for your munchkin is no doubt the summer holidays when the days are warm and languid and simply perfect for a DIY project. And as a mother, it is the perfect opportunity for you to bond with your kids and make some of the most beautiful memory of your lives. Well, there are several creative activities that you can enjoy with your kids such as joining a cooking or painting class. But, if you want your homely setting where you can simply relax and have the gala time with your bubbas, you should go for paper crafts. There are several DIY paper craft projects that are not only easy to make, but also enhance the creativity of your kids. Moreover, they would give the walls of your kitchen a nice, homely touch that almost everybody loves. So, let’s start with some of the most fun-filled craft ideas for kids.
The iconic story of The Little Prince turns 75 years old this week! Can you believe that it was first published in April 6th 1943? And today it is still one of the most read children’s books in history! Even as a grown up I still love reading this charming story about a pilot’s discovery of a young boy, named The Little Prince. The Little Prince teaches him of some important life lessons that he learnt through his intergalactic journey across many planets. What I love most about this book is all the inspirational quotes included to inspire the young and the old to reflect on their lives. If you haven’t yet read this story, I highly recommend you pop to your local library or purchase it from a bookshop. Here are 10 inspiring quotes from The Little Prince that I absolutely love!