How to write poems

Write a poem in the sand

Children can write poems in all sorts of ways and in all sorts of places - they can find inspiration wherever they are.

In this video poet Joseph Coelho shows you and your child how to write poems in the sand, a fun activity taken from his book How to Write Poems. If you’re not going to the beach any time soon, you could also use mud in a garden or at the park.

Whether your child enjoys writing poems or has never written one before, this section from Joseph Coehlo’s How to Write Poems can help. Download it and give it a go together!

Download the section taken from How to Write Poems by Joseph Coehlo, illustrated by Matt Roberts. Reproduced by kind permission of Bloomsbury Publishing.