Year 3 Poetry Ideas – A Bunch of Fun Poetry Activities!


Summary of Unit of Work:

In this great selection of fun poetry activities, students get to create various poems and learn about alliteration, rhyme, onomatopoeia and much more. The activities in this unit of work are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and DeBono’s 6 Thinking Hats and there are many explicit learning opportunities, where students can learn the elements of poetry in a fun and non-threatening way.
A huge thank you to Joanne Villis from Inter-Tech Education for submitting this resource.

Australian Curriculum Links:

Year 3 English:
  • Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogue (ACELT1791)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1682)
  • Reread and edit texts for meaning, appropriate structure, grammatical choices and punctuation(ACELY1683)

*** Please note that additional links to the Australian Curriculum also exist in other year levels, but the main links are listed above.

Grade 3 Poetry Ideas Unit:



  • Anecdotal assessment of student work;
  • Annotated work samples from workbooks.





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