Poetry Apps for Kids

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When it comes to teaching poetry for kids, keeping the material playful and interactive is key. While it is important to teach concepts such as metaphors, similies, and alliteration, most kids will grasp these concepts quicker through creative creation. These 10 Interactive Poetry Apps for Kids are designed to do just that – keep kids playing, creating, and engaging with poetry.

10 Poetry Apps for Kids

Poetry Apps for Kids

 Acrostic Poem by International Reading Association

Acrostic Poems

This app allows users to learn about and write acrostic poems, a poetry form that uses the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word. Students can choose a focus word and then use this app to brainstorm which new words they will assign to each letter.

 Poems from the Heart by Penguin Classics

Poems By Heart

Challenge kids to memorize timeless poems with this fun app that has kids playing with words from the classics. Poems By Heart uses brain-training techniques to make remembering poetry easy and fun—in a fast and responsive game.

 Word Mover By National Council of Teachers of English

Word Mover
This app allows students to arrange words from famous text, word banks, or their own selections into a poem. This is a really fun app for creating “found poetry”.

 Visual Poetry – Word Collage by ImageChef Inc.

Visual Poetry – Word Collage

Visual Poetry allows students to make a collage or shape out of their words. They have preset shapes or students can use their own. Students can adjust sizes, fonts, and colors too. They can decide on a shape that fits the theme, mood, or topic they’re exploring and place words on their iPad screen. We love this app!

 Word Creativity Kit – The creative writing tool for kids

Word Creativity Kit

This app goes far beyond a simple creative writing system because it combines the visual appeal of an art program with the fun of finding just the right words for poetry, stories, or other text. Students will explore a unique system to explore the interplay between text and visual design that will stimulate creativity as well as creative writing.

 Funny Kids Poems

Funny Kids Poems

These interactive poems are short and sweet. This simple app is great for reviewing rhyming words and words that have the same end sounds.

 Theme Poem by. International Reading Association

Theme Poem

This app allows users to learn about and write theme poems. A theme poem is a poem written within the shape of subject of the poem, such as writing about a birthday cake in the shape of a cake. Kids will brainstorm a list of words and create a poem on their chosen theme. The final poems can be saved with the shape on the page, ready to print and share.

 iF Poems by. Clickworks Limited

iF Poems

iF Poems is a highly recommended, best-selling poetry app with 270 classic poems and audio readings by Helena Bonham Carter, Bill Nighy, Tom Hiddleston and Harry Enfield. This great selection of poems is sorted by age and category. Students can choose to read them to themselves, record themseleves reading the poems to playback, or have the poems read to them. A favorite!

 Diamante Poem By International Reading Association

Diamante Poem

In this app, kids can learn about and write diamante poems, which are diamond-shaped poems that use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring).

 Instant Poetry 2

Instant Poetry 2

This is a fantastic app for reluctant writers. This app shoots out words and your poets-in-training arrange them with the touch of a button. Kids can then drag around the words presented to them to create their own masterpieces!

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