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Montessori-Inspired Poetry Activities

The Week of the Young Child, a celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is observed in April. April is also National Poetry Month. This is a great time to start some poetry activities with young children if you haven’t started them already!

Teaching poetry to young children is one of my favorite activities. Even when I was the director of my school and not teaching full-time, I still taught poetry and music twice a week at group time and creative writing during individual work time.

There are so many fun activities that can be used to introduce young children to poetry and rhythm. Today, I’ll share some Montessori-inspired poetry activities that can be used for a poetry unit or as individual poetry activities. There are many types of songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for young children that are wonderful for group activities, too.

Montessori-Inspired Preschool Poetry Activities

Oh, Precious Words from My Montessori Journey

Springtime Poetry Basket (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Springtime Poetry Basket (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Poetry Basket Posts from Counting Coconuts (photo from April Poetry Basket)

The Little Turtle Poetry Basket (Photo from Chasing Cheerios)

The Little Turtle Poetry Basket (Photo from Chasing Cheerios)

Our Summer Poetry Basket from Chasing Cheerios

Poetry: ‘Springtime’ from To the Lesson!

Poem of the Week (Photo from Our Montessori Home)

Poem of the Week (Photo from Our Montessori Home)

Poem of the Week from Our Montessori Home

Lady Poetry Basket (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)

Lady Poetry Basket (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)

Ladybug Poetry Basket from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments

Bear Poetry Basket (Photo by Julie from The Adventures of Bear)

Bear Poetry Basket (Photo by Julie from The Adventures of Bear)

Bear Poetry Basket, Cloud Poetry Basket, and Ladybug Poetry Basket from The Adventures of Bear

Poetic Play from The Little List

Poetry and Rhyming Words from Rockabye Butterfly

Poetry Lives from Countryside Montessori School

Poetry for Kids Kit (available for purchase) from Montessori for Everyone

Montessori Services Poetry Materials (available for purchase)

Montessori Elementary Poetry Activities

April: National Poetry Month! (or How to Eat a Poem) from It’s Elementary!

World Poetry Day from Contemplating Montessori

Poetry Posts from The Very Montessori Blog

A Closer Look from MariaMontessori.com

Montessori Language Arts: Summer and Poetry from North American Montessori Center

Poetry Reading List from Middleburg Montessori School

When Poetry Meets Grammar from Keystone Montessori School

Montessori Students Explore Poetry and Life as a Poet (Children’s Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland) in Loveland Magazine

Animal Poetry (Original poetry based on the animals of Africa by elementary Montessori students who worked with a performance artist) from Montessori Magnet School

Montessori Coffee House from Maria Montessori School

Poetry Café for Valentines’ Day from Country Village Montessori School

Center Montessori Poetry Café: Brennan and R.J.

Poetry Posts and How to Memorize a Poem for elementary and up from Montessori Muddle

Poetry Pinterest Board

Pinterest - Kids' Poetry Activities

I have a Kids’ Poetry Pinterest board with activities of all types and for many different levels.

Have fun! I’d love to hear about your poetry activities! :)

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