Poetry Challenge For Kids

April 2015


Click here to subscribe to the 30/30 Poetry Kids mailing list for updates and to receive the daily prompts.

WordXWord’s 30/30 Poetry Kids challenge is a safe zone where young poets, K – 8 face the challenge of writing a poem a day for 30 days during April, National Poetry Month.

The challenge is essentially the same as adults take with the
30/30 Poetry Challenge (3030poetry.com) –

  • Teachers, parents and mentors sign up young poets (a class, a community group or an individual) to receive a daily, age-appropriate writing prompt.
  • Young poets have 24 hours to tackle the day’s challenge, write a poem – as long or short, happy or sad, traditional or off-beat as they like.
  • Young poets – with parent’s permission – or teachers, mentors or parents submit the poem via email.
  • Poems are “published” in the kid and family-friendly environment of the 30/30 Poetry Kids website.
  • Young poets’ work can be attributed to first name, initials or even a pen name (no last names or full names).

Click here to subscribe to the 30/30 Poetry Kids mailing list for updates and to receive the daily prompts.

We recommend giving the students school or group credit when possible. This isn’t required, but we imagine there is an opportunity for friendly competition between schools in regard to number of participants or number of poems submitted. For example – “Bobby, Reed Middle School

Educators and mentors are encouraged to use the 30/30 Challenge as a motivational tool.

Read the poems form 2014