Blackout Poetry for Children- A how to guide

Blackout Poetry is a brilliant technique that uses existing text to create a poem with a new meaning. Underlines was not the creator of Blackout Poetry, just a big fan of it. Whilst some call the activity creative destruction, we like to think of it as a Imagination Fuel.

Here is a how to of creating a blackout poem with children.


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You will need:
-Existing text from a story
-Black felt tip pen
– You may also wish to have other colour pens.

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Volcano experiment- Explorer Academy

The volcano explosion experiment in our Explorer Academy workshop at Fun Palaces was the moment where many children exclaimed ‘woah’ or ‘this is awesome!’
Here we have another fun, easy and educational experiment.
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You will need:
-A jam/sauce jar or a plastic/paper cup
-One paper plate
-5 teaspoons of Bicarbonate of Soda
-Diluted paint
-Vinegar
-Washing up liquid

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How clouds work- Explorer Academy workshop

The cloud in a jar experiment as a easy and low cost cloud-in-a-jar
experiment perfect for children to learn about the
science of clouds.

You will need:
-Empty sauce/jam jar
-Water
-Shaving Foam
-Diluted paint
-Pipette/Spoon
-Paper plate
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