Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Families: A Jr. High School Youth Program that Explores the Diversity, Commonality, and Meaning of Families

Alternate Activity 1: The Poetry Of Food And Family

Part of Families

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Photocopy Handout 2, Writing Poetry: Some Methods, for all participants
  • Print out poems from the Poetry 180 website.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to write their own poems about families and food. Begin by reading a poem about food, perhaps one of the suggested poems from Poetry 180. Ask participants to reflect on the poem.

Distribute pencils, paper, and copies of Handout 2 to participants. Encourage them to review the handout or simply to begin writing freely. Provide support and encouragement.