Haiku Writing for Kids with FREE Printable Template: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY

May 13, 2015

Haiku Writing for Kids with FREE printable template and samples from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance:

  • Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: In a Spring Garden

    • Edited by Richard Lewis
    • Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Haiku Books for Kids
  • Haiku Template for Kids FREE printable
  • Haiku Poem Samples by Kids
  • Haiku Art by Kids

 

In A Spring Garden another Great Books for Kids GIVEAWAY from waddleeahchaa.com

Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: In a Spring Garden

 Why we love this book:

This little gem of a book is no longer in print; consequently, this copy is gently loved. But in my world a gently loved book is a book filled with love from a past life time. Gently loved actually makes it more special. In A Spring Garden is a collection of simple spring poems edited by Richard Lewis and softly illustrated by beloved children’s author Ezra Jack Keats. People often ask me how I select the books I give away at waddle-ah-chaa. Well, it’s quite easy. I have a true love for children’s literature and when I find one that makes me laugh, cry, scratch my head . . . I snatch it right up for a just the right time.

I’ve been saving In A Spring Garden for some time now. Saving it for just the right time. We’ve been gardening and enjoying a great deal of poetry recently so it felt like just the right time to share this graceful classic.

 

How to Write a Haiku Poem for Kids

FREE printable Haiku Templates

How to Write a Haiku for Kids with FREE printable template from waddleeahchaa.com

While studying Japan, during our Geography Around the World Study, we read, studied and wrote Haiku poetry. At Kid World Citizen, I was introduced to Japanese poet Matsuo Basho (1644–1694), who is renowned for his haiku poetry. We read three books about Matsuo Basho:

How to Write a Haiku for Kids with FREE printable template from waddleeahchaa.com

FREE printable: Haiku Template for Kids

Haiku is a form of Japanese Poetry

The subject is most often about observations in nature or the seasons.

It is a simple pattern poem consisting of 3 lines.

The lines do not need to rhyme.

Line one has 5 syllables

Line two has 7 syllables

Line three has 5 syllables

 

How to Write a Haiku for Kids with FREE printable template from waddleeahchaa.com

FREE printable: Haiku Template for Kids

  • The first Haiku Template features a description and the pattern a of haiku poem.
  • The second Haiku Template includes a blank space for an illustration.
  • When reading books about Matsuo Basho, the kids noticed the Japanese style of art accompanying the poems and stories.
  • In a Spring Garden features haikus about nature, brought to life through Keats’ simple illustrations.

How to Write a Haiku for Kids with FREE printable template from waddleeahchaa.com

Haiku Poem, MacGyver, age 11

Pen & Ink and Water Color Art

How to Write a Haiku for Kids with FREE printable template from waddleeahchaa.com

Haiku Poem, Miss Enigma, age 8

Pen & Ink and Water Color Art

One thing I’ve learned is children are adventurous. If their creativity is nurtured, they are much more willing than adults to try new things.

“You want me try writing a haiku. Sure let me have a try! I just need a minute to collect my thoughts. And yes, absolutely I’d like to include a drawing.”

My kiddos continue to write haikus. They pop up during journal writing time and MacGyver has integrated haiku writing into our Grammar / Writing curriculum by Michael Clay Thompson.

In A Spring Garden another Great Books for Kids GIVEAWAY from waddleeahchaa.com

We’re Giving Away one copy of In a Spring Garden edited by Richard Lewis

To enter this contest, use the Rafflecopter to answer the following question. After you leave a comment, you can move ahead with more entries.

Answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

Do you like poetry? Do you write poetry?  (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

No entries after 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, May 17, 2015

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, May 18, 2015. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

 

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maryanne @ mama smiles May 13, 2015 at 10:11 pm

My nine-year-old LOVES poetry, but I don’t think she has written any Haiku poems yet. I will have to introduce her to them!

Jeannine May 14, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Maryanne, I think Haiku poems are a good form of poetry for kids as it is short, simple and has a set pattern (and it doesn’t requiring rhyming).

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