How to Write a Haiku

Our lesson in history today was about the Yamato Dynasty in Japan.  Did you know that it is the longest running dynasty and is still in rule today?!  Here are some beautiful Haiku’s…

Summer by Luke

Sun is shinning bright
In summer plants and flowers bloom
The grass is so wet

Spring by Isabel

Trees are full of leaves
Butterflies are colorful
Birds are graceful

Swimming by Sylvia

Swimming, jumping, splashing
Daddy is a cannonball
Falling cool water

Teaching your children to create a Haiku is a great activity.   They love to count the syllables and create a beautiful scene with words.  The rules are simple…

Haiku Rules

1.  A Haiku is three lines
-first line is five syllables.
-second line is seven syllables.
-third line is five syllables.

2.  The subject of a Haiku is nature.

3.  The purpose of a Haiku is to paint a picture in your mind, NOT to tell a story.


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