Tis the season to get creative and write some festive Christmas poems. Christmas poetry is the perfect Christmas gift to a friend or family member. And if you don’t know what to write in a Christmas card, write a Christmas poem! Everyone loves a good poem, right? To inspire your children to write their own poems, we have collected some of the best Christmas poems from around the world. And because this is the season of giving we thought we would reveal a random Christmas poem everyday with our super festive advent calendar.
Did you know that the earliest example of limericks were written up to 500 years ago? To celebrate this funny and humorous form of poetry, May 12th is national limerick day. This is the perfect day to start learning how to write your own limericks. And to help you out, we have created this brilliant step-by-step guide on how to write a limerick with examples.
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.
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.
All October, the Story Saturday community has been celebrating Scaretober to get into the Halloween spirit. Last week to kick Scaretober off, we gave our community a very spooky writing prompt. Which was, vampires! And we loved the vampire poems our Story Saturday members came up with. Here are our top 10 vampire poems for kids written by our Story Saturday…