poem one

painting
the fair

Catch a word, pin it on a stick
Make some poems in the floss, 
Pull out the meaning until 
It means something to you.

Catch more words, stick them
In that bright pink stretchiness
See them take shape, watch 
For their meaning.

activities

Create your own poem

Create a rhyming or free verse poem. If needing a place to start, use a fairground or feelings for inspiration.
Activity 1

Explore the poem

Use the bitesize (above) or full poem (below) as inspiration for drawing, embodiment or storymaking. Get creative!
Activity 2

Off to the fair, off to find
Some colour, some dazzle…
Something to take you away
From another Tuesday night,
Some fun to fire up Wednesday!

Maybe you’ll write about it,
Maybe you’ll capture it
With words, paint, crayon,
Maybe you’ll dream of carousels,
Toffee apples, riding the Ferris Wheel
Long into the night. What colours
Will you remember?

Catch a word, pin it on a stick
Make some poems in the floss,
Pull out the meaning until
It means something to you.
Catch more words, stick them
In that bright pink stretchiness
See them take shape, watch
For their meaning.

Take your words home,
Let them float around
In your mind, jostling stickily
With the memories of the swirl,
The chatter, clamour, yell
And movement, the dazzle
Of the night at the fair.

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