Finding Poetry

Create your own poetry and art using existing printed materials.

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1 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 8 - 18

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

I can read independently.

2 More About my Activity

Whether you’re a seasoned poet or completely new to poetry…we have an exciting activity for you. You’ll create your very own poem using found text in magazines, books and newspapers! Put your creative writing hat on and find words that resonate to create a piece of art with your text!

3 What Materials Do I Need?

Old books, newspapers, and magazines that can be cut (can often be found at reuse it stores), felt pens, pencils, scissors, glue stick, other colouring utensils, coloured construction paper,

4 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical & reflective thinking

5 My Guide!

I’m a doodler, dreamer and maker. Some hobbies are drawing, graphic design & media arts. I’ve been an educator and home learning parent K-12 and love exploring creative pursuits through fun activities!

Fun fact: I have 2 tuxedo cats that love water!