What kind of poetry writing do you do with your youngest students? I haven’t attempted too much but I have done color poetry with K and 1st grade. After reading poetry and collaboratively writing poetry as a group, I had my K and 1st grade classes try writing some poetry.
Kindergarten color poetry is something I really enjoyed doing last year and I did it again this year. I have larger classes, no classroom aide, and a lot more ELL (English Language Learners) students this year so I was a little intimidated at first but it went well! I grouped the kids with help from my ELL teacher. She has been working on colors with her students so color poems tied in nicely.
In 1st grade, we got a little more complicated by writing our color poems using our senses. I modeled writing the poem on my whiteboard and then the kids chose their colors and did their writing independently. They did an amazing job!