"Winter's First Day" is a very short form of poetry known as haiku (sounds like "hi-coo").
Haiku originated in the country of Japan.
Today, haiku is written in many different languages with most haiku poets living in English-speaking countries.
There are several styles of haiku.
The most common haiku style contains 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the third line.
Traditionally, haiku poetry was written about nature. But all that has changed. Haiku written today can be about anything!
Can you think of a haiku poem to write? Challenge yourself and your family to see who can come up with the best haiku poem!
You could also start a family collection of haiku poems and read then aloud once per year at your very own family "haiku" party.
After you make up your first haiku poem, you'll be thinking about your second poem, third poem...THEN you'll be off to the haiku races!
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Today is the first day of winter!!!
That's right! Jack Frost is ready to start painting the town in his favorite colors of silver and white!
I love winter! And for good reason...there are so many fantastic things to do when there is snow on the ground and a nip in the air!
Once the ground is covered in snow...sledding, skiing, skating, and snowshoeing are some of the most fun winter activities out there!
Not far behind those is a good old-fashioned snowball fight and fort building !
What wintertime activities top your list?
Perhaps you live in a place where you don't get a lot of snow. You are lucky as well!
You don't have to put away your bicycle because the roads are snowy and icy. You can still go to the park and maybe even wear shorts outside. Still, there must be some unique thing about winter where you live...drop us a line and tell us about it!
Until then, enjoy this first day of winter!