When writing Christmas poems for kids, it's best to be short, sweet and just a little silly. Better yet, have your children write their own poetry!
The Benefits of Poetry
Christmas poems are a great way to strengthen and enlarge a child's vocabulary. Start with Christmas words and add a few rhyming words to the mix. Another way to inspire kids to write Christmas poems is to have them think of something unique to their Christmas experience. Perhaps they'd like to write a poem about a present they received last year, or a present they bought for someone else. Another idea that works well is to have your child think of a holiday story that happened in real life, whether it was at school or at home, and then turn it into a poem.
Children love rhyming words and silly words. In fact, the sillier the poem is, the better. Crack out the Dr. Seuss books and explain how the words rhyme. Point out the masterful way in which Dr. Seuss made up words when he couldn't find the correct rhyming word. Once your child gets the hang of it, you may begin to see a more creative side blossom.
To get your children in the spirit of Christmas, teach them that Christmas is not just about getting presents. Teach them that Christmas is a time for good cheer and for helping others. Explain to them that the Christmases enjoyed during a person's childhood are among the best they will ever have. Then read a few quotes that demonstrate the wonder of childhood, the beauty of Christmas and the love that is sandwiched between.
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." - Dr. Seuss
"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." - Charles Schultz
"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime." - Laura Ingalls Wilder
"My first copies of Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn still have some blue-spruce needles scattered in the pages. They smell of Christmas still." - Charlton Heston
Get suggestions for writing Christmas poems for friends, as well as ideas on quotes you can include in cards and on gift tags.
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