Writing: Haiku Poems from Gavin Goh

Source: Living Mindfully Now

Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry with three lines. The first line contains 5 syllables, the second 7 syllables, and the third 5 syllables again.

More about Haiku on Wikipedia

Haiku is an easy way to get the children started on writing poetry. G1 learned about them at school and wrote these Haiku poems to double up as riddles (see if you can work them out):

Screeching through the night,
Looking for yummy insects,
I live in dark caves.

I have a nose flap.
I am a small, cute mammal.
People hunt me down.

Winter makes me come.
I have lots of cute patterns
Beauty is my job.

You can probably double this activity up with an art activity by encouraging your children to paint watercolour pictures to go with their poems.

G1 is a self-proclaimed aspiring author who has written one book:

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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