Visual poetry (7-8 years old)

  • Core competencies:
    1. Competence in linguistic communication
    2. Cultural and artistic competence  
    3. Processing information and digital competence
  • Knowledge area: English Language and Literature




Create a visual representation of a poem or story


  • Comprehension of poems and stories and the emotions that are within them
  • Portraying emotions through art and images


  • Expression of emotions through a diagram or picture.
  • Compare authors, place them at the time, learn to read critically and practice
    some reading methods
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the literary text as a vehicle for communication and interaction, for cultural and personal enjoyment.



Cardboard, markers, Pritt Stick and scissors.


1 hour.

Step by Step:


Step 1

Choose a poem or a story which you have studied recently and discuss with the class the emotions which are contained within it. As an example, we have used a story in which the main emotion is happiness.

Step 2

Using the cardboard and scissors, cut out the letters which spell the word in which you are going to portray and stick them onto a large piece of cardboard.

Step 3

You can then either cut out pieces of cardboard or draw onto the large cardboard to create symbols of the emotion, for example we have used a shining sun and a smile to illustrate happiness.

Extension activity

You can turn your creations into acrostic poems by adding a short sentence to each letter which relates to the emotion you have portrayed.