Nature has been the inspiration for many poets and artists as it can provide so many sounds, colours, smells and feelings – all fantastic things to write descriptive words about. In this activity, you will write a poem after being inspired by trees!
This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.
Ideal for: Upper Primary Ages 10 – 12
- fresh air
- be creative
Time required: 30 minutes
Curriculum connections: English, Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Sustainability
Creating a love of nature, through spending time outdoors and noticing details, can help children develop the desire to protect and make positive changes to the natural world. Encourage your kids to expand their vocabulary and try new words. It might be helpful for them to look up words in a thesaurus or dictionary.
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
Outdoor Learning – Tree-rific Poems – Years 5 & 6
- Access to an outdoor area
- Tree Experience Adjectives Worksheet
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