- A small selection of seashells
- A pen and paper
- Bring out the shells that you have got for the activity – explain that you are going to use them as inspiration to create a piece of poetry.
- As you react to the shells write down everything that is said – you will use this to create your poem.
- Begin looking at the shells and use them as a starting point for conversation.
- One shell that you are going to use as inspiration for you poem
- Which one do you like the best? Why do you like it?
- What makes it stand out from the others?
- What shape is the shell?
- Where might it have come from?
- Which creature might have lived in it?
- Which ones stand out? Why do they stand out?
- How does it look close up?
- How does it feel?
- Is it light or heavy?
- What does it remind you of?
- How does it make you feel holind the shell?
- Finish by reading back the poem that has been created, or by getting your partner to read it.
- After the reading it you need to decide upon a name for your poem.
- Once it is named you could read it one more time.