“Poetry is like a cat, waiting for a friendly hand and a tickle, before it meows loud.”

― Gloria D. Gonsalves


Below is an index of websites with ideas to inspire and help children write poems in different styles.


Children’s Poetry Lessons funny poetry playground of children’s author Kenn Nesbitt.


GigglePoetry: devoted to poetry for children, it inspires children to write poetry through different activities.


ReadWriteThink: provides online reading and writing activities for students including interactives for creating poems.


Poetry Foundation: an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.


Articles and Interview

Cincotipos de poemaspara la escuelaprimaria: an article in Spanish on types of poems for elementary school.


Inspire your child to write poetry: poetry writing tips by


Michael Rosen’s 9 poetry-writing tips for kids: former British Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen provides tips for giving kids the poetry-writing bug.


Rhyming Dictionaries

Rhymer:  a free online rhyming dictionary.


Rhymezone:  a free rhyming dictionary and thesaurus.