Shape Poem

Write a shape poem about either lifeguards or lifeboat crew members.
RNLI Shape Poem activity slides
  • 20 minutes
  • Optional: display equipment
  • Optional: printer
  • RNLI engagement and awareness

This poetry activity provides key RNLI information for children to use to create a shape poem. The templates provided will help inspire children to use language creatively.

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After presentation slides about the emergency work of the RNLI and its rescuers, the children can write a poem in the shape of the object they’re describing.

There are no rules about the number of words, verses or syllables, but there are printable templates to help them write the poem in the relevant shape.

Play this video to help share our key water safety messages and bring the work of the RNLI to life for your young people.

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