11 Spring Poems for Children and Poetry Ideas

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Spring poems for kids and poetry ideas that are great for teaching poetry in March and April. These spring poems for children include ela spring poems for frogs, plants, baby animals, colors, rain, April and weather. These poems are short, fun and perfect for students learning how to read.

11 Spring Poems for Children and Poetry Ideas

Plus, I’ve found a few tips on making poetry fun in the upper grades too like magnetic poetry and creating acrostic poems for an open house night.

If you’re looking for more spring items, I’ve got your back! We’ve got 16 Spring Math ideas, 6 Spring Word Work Free downloads and 5 Spring Writing Templates to get you started.

Spring Poems for Children

11 Spring Poems for Children and Poetry Ideas - Teach Junkie
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1. Cinquain Plant Poetry – Plan and create this beautiful collection of plant poetry with any grade. These are first grade examples and their construction paper pieces make the entire project beautiful! Thinking about adjectives and verbs will help kids as they organize their thinking since cinquains can be tricky at first. This includes free planning sheets and a cinquain template. {Free download}

 

11 Spring Poems for Children and Poetry Ideas - Teach Junkie
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2. Poetry Books – Giving every student a copy of  a poem is one way to approach poetry for children. This collection of 7 spring poems can be used for poetry books or you could easily write it onto chart paper in order to use it whole group for working on word work skills. {Free download}

3. 5 Spring Poems – These poems include a really popular poem with children since it uses sounds to illustrate the rain. You’ll also find poems for yellow, rain, animals and reading too. A great collection that can be used whole class, to make a poetry book or to generate poetry ideas.

11 Spring Poems for Children and Poetry Ideas - Teach Junkie
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4. Hoppity Frog – Creating a mini-book from spring poems is a popular way to bring poetry into the classroom. You’ll  find that like this free printable Hoppity Frog book, using rhymes is a fun way to introduce poetry to children. Highlight rhyming words, sight words or use it as a frequent reader in book baskets – with poetry there are so many options!

5. Animal Babies – Turn your guided reading or shared reading time into poetry time during April – Poetry Month! It’s the perfect time to bring in emergent readers that include poetry like this 10 page printable. {Free download}

11 Spring Poems for Children and Poetry Ideas - Teach Junkie
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6. Recycling and Earth Day – Bringing in cross-curricular themes from social studies or science is easy with poetry. Take this collection of spring poems for kids from Kindergarten Hoppenings. There are 6 poems that include bunnies, recycling, rain and two popular nursery rhymes. {Free download}

7. March Poetry – Using themes from the month of March like chicks, St. Patrick’s Day and weather make for a complete little set of poems for children. This set of 5 poems also includes a cute “piggy” poem that is sung to the tune of Bingo.

 

Ideas – Using Poems for Kids

11 Spring Poems for Children and Poetry Ideas - Teach Junkie
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8. Poetry Notebooks – If you use poetry notebooks in the primary grades, you may enjoy doing poetry notebooks. This format allows students to connect with poetry that you’ve used whole group and they are familiar with. You set the skills that they are using when working with the poem, like this one above includes working on illustrations and sight words.

11 Spring Poems for Children and Poetry Ideas - Teach Junkie
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9. Making Reading Poetry Fun with Pointers – This tutorial on how to make themed pointers is perfect for any grade level. If you’re working with large printed text on chart paper, anchor charts or posters then this tip is perfect for making a fun hook to get kids reading. You can also create a visual for a skill on the end of the pointer and that will help keeps students on track – looking for what letter again? Oh yeah – M!

11 Spring Poems for Children and Poetry Ideas - Teach Junkie
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10. Magnetic Poetry – Using magnets to create and form poems may just be the right hook for older grade students. See this tutorial about how to make your own set {how fantastic} of magnetic poetry pieces to introduce poetry and give your students the chance to explore it! {Free download}

11 Spring Poems for Children and Poetry Ideas - Teach Junkie
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11. Acrostic Poems – Use poetry to have students share about themselves. This acrostic poetry activity is a perfect example of using poetry to share a bit about students for a parent open house night. This free worksheet for kids includes both and English and Spanish free download. Perfect to display in the hallway too in the spring! {Free download}

Thanks Ladies! These ideas and poems are perfect for spring! Feel free to grab my “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” blog button. You earned it!

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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.

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