Another new word (maybe?) and a quick writing activity for children old enough to write. It has the advantage of a few minutes of breathing and stillness.
1. Sit down quietly, inside or outside. 2. Set a timer for three minutes (or five!). 2. Close your eyes. 3. Be silent and listen carefully. 4. Write down everything you hear--try and use "sound" words. 5. Voila! A poem!
Quiet, then A ticking clock The fridge gurgles Far away, a bus rumbles Creaking cupboards A whoosh in the the oven and a metallic jangle Footsteps above my head? My own breath Tick-tock
No one else is up in my house yet! Maybe your house is noisier?
The gas was noisy in my oven this morning because I was baking bread!