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National Poetry Day Activities

3rd October 2024

Encourage and inspire children to start producing their own creative writing with these National Poetry Day activities from Busy Things. We’ve got a range of exercises designed to help develop literacy skills and stimulate creativity. Kids can write their own poems and even draw some illustrations to go alongside them — perfect for making lively classroom displays!

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Write a poem

Children can use our writing and paint tools to write a poem on any topic. A range of templates, photographs and Clip art are available.



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Our Busy Paint and Publisher has a wealth of ready-made templates to get the children writing and creating fabulous art work. Use our easy-to-use text and paint tools to create great display work. 


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