Fruity Poetry Art for ChildrenPosted: March 28, 2011
Using fruit as a muse… A little writing exercise for children to get them feeling fruity and inspired….
Line 1: What do we have in common with fruit?
Skin? Flesh? Seeds like eyes?
Line 2: If you were a fruit what fruit would you be?
An Apple? Orange? Lemon? Grapes? Tomato?
What does your fruit smell like?
Line 3: Taste? Feel like?
Line 4: Look like if you have never seen it before?
Line 5: If you were the fruit, what would you have to say?
Skin around the body
Juicy and smooth
“Eve ate me”
Sketch the shape of the chosen fruit and make a stencil out of it by cutting out the shape. The class at the South Florida Arts Center will teach students to stencil and print on Bristol Paper to create a fruit card. Inside the card reads a poem students have written in the first person as though they were their chosen fruit.
Example of Outcome: ‘Apple Fresh’ card.
Example Poem 2:
Flesh like mine when I’ve spent all day in the sun
Smells like soup
Red, ripe and soft
A big red circle wears a little green hat and hangs from long green arms
“Everyone thinks I’m a vegetable.