Painting Poetry Pebbles
The Classroom Flyer from Friday, February 9th recommends this site. You can do this activity with beginners who will write just a few words and then play with them to write poems, but at the same time also learn basic rules of word order.
Here is what the Flyer says:
If you can’t have a green garden in your classroom or at your school, then try creating a poetry pebble garden instead. Have your students decorate pebbles with paint, then choose words from a word list to write on them, according to your grade and skill level. You can create your poem as a class once your pebbles are all dry. Make a new poem each week for a changing poetry garden vista that your whole school can enjoy.