Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Poems topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Rebus Collage

Together with your child, search magazines for small and simple pictures to cut out, or print out images from the Internet. Look for images that are homonyms, such as “bee” or “ant.” Have your child use these images to create rebus poems by arranging the pictures in different order. Your child can glue the pictures to the page and write the connecting words in between them.

Shape of Myself

Together with your child, go through an old photo album together to and find a picture of your child. Have your child cut out himself or herself from the photo and use the space to create a shape poem. Your child may want to write a poem about when that photo was taken. Encourage your child to write with the senses and focus on a small detail. Your child may want to use a graphic organizer before he or she starts writing. Then replace the photo in the album with the shape poem.