Colour Poems

Yesterday, Mrs Morris taught 4B while Miss Jordan was at a professional development day. One of the activities the students worked on with Mrs Morris was a colour poem.

We take in our surroundings using all five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. The students in 4B reflected on this and created a poem that described a colour using the five senses. They used lots of adjectives (describing words) and descriptive imagery in their writing.

The students created their poems by:

    1. brainstorming their ideas
    2. drafting their poem
    3. publishing their work

The published pieces are all fantastic and really create a clear image in the reader’s mind!

Tip: click on “full screen” to view the poems more clearly.

4B now have a colourful display of their poetry to brighten up their classroom!



What feedback do you have for the 4B poets?

Could you write your own colour poem in a comment?

39 thoughts on “Colour Poems

  1. Dear 4A and 4B,

    I love the poster. There all so colourful and the poems are really amazing!

    Green feels like the soft grass on my feet.
    Green tastes like sweet kiwi fruit just been cut.
    Green smells like the eucalyptus leaves that koalas like to feast on.
    Green sounds like a slimy frog croaking in the summer.
    Green looks like mint covering the garden

    Hope you liked my poem.


    • Dear Nell,

      What a great post! I had lots of fun doing the colour poems! I think Mrs Morris did a great job on teaching us how to do them!

      All the posters look like they have had lots of time put into them. Do you agree? The poems are really colourful!

      I think your poem is really smart with all the sentences that you made up! I really like the sentence that said green tastes like sweet kiwi fruit that has just been cut.

      I really like your poem!

      See you soon,
      Eevie ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Dear Eevie,
        I agree, Mrs Morris did a fantastic job with teaching us how do the colour poems.

        All the poems look awesome! What was your colour?

        Chat Soon,
        Daisy ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Dear Daisy,

          I think Mrs Morris is a great teacher( Miss Jordan and Miss Curtain are as great as Mrs Morris)! Her lessons are really fun and creative.

          The colour poems are fantastic! I did brown ( the one with the acorn on it) as my colour. Did you do the yellow one with the sun in it?

          See you soon,
          Eevie ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Hi Eevie,

        I loved the colour poems as well! It was really fun and cool!

        I did the colour yellow. What colour did you do? I bet it looks really good.

        What did you think of them? Do you think they were fun or boring.

        Got to Run,
        Kennedy ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Dear Kennedy,

          Thank you for replying to me! The colour poems are great and really colourful :)! It was really fun creating them.

          I absolotly loved your poem! I loved the little lines beside the wheels of your taxi. I did the brown one with the acorn on it.

          I really liked Tilly’s smurf poem. The picture was great!

          I thought the poems were fun. How did you find them?

          Got to go,
          Eevie ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Hi Eevie,
            I found the poems…

            I really liked Tilly’s as well. She must be a really good drawer.

            Got to Run,
            Kennedy ๐Ÿ™‚

      • To Evie,

        Thank you for reapplying.
        I also really like the sentence:

        Green smells like sweet kiwi fruit just been cut.

        Mrs Morris was an exillant teacher. She really made the poems really easy.

        See you soon,


    • Hi Nell,
      I think that your poem sounded really descriptive and interesting. Your description made your poem awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

      My poem is about yellow. I think that green is a very good colour to do it on because there are lots of different things that you can use for the poem that are natural.

      I agree, they poems are amazing, including yours.

      Chat Soon,

  2. Hello 4A and 4B,

    Your colourful poems are wonderful and brightened my day as I read them. Let’s see, what colour might I choose?

    Yellow for the dawning sun bring light to the darkened sky.
    Yellow for the blond hair of a playing child giggling with friends.
    Yellow for the glint of gold in a shining nugget in a bubbling creek.
    Yellow for the colour of lemons hanging from a lemon tree.
    Yellow for the colours it can make when mixed with blue or red.

    Keep exploring words. They can have great power to share ideas, feelings and our imagination.

    Ross Mannell
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

    • Dear Ross Mannell,

      Thank you for commenting on our blog. From reading your comment I can see that you liked the post.

      Your poem was delightful! How did you come up with those ideas it.


      Yellow feels like the fiery dessert sand.
      Yellow tastes like the loud crunch of a corn.
      Yellow smells like the calm scent of a daffodil.
      Yellow sounds like the bright chirp of a canary.
      Yellow looks like the flap of a swallowtail butterfly.

      Blue feels like the smooth top of a diamond.
      Blue tastes like the juice of a blueberry.
      Blue smells like a garden of bluebells and forget-me-nots
      Blue sounds like the noisy chirp of a blue jay.

      Chat Soon,

      • Dear Ella,

        I really like both the poems you have done! They are really creative .

        I just love the poem that is on the colour blue. It is fantastic! Do you like the blue one or the yellow one the best?

        Great comment,
        Eevie ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Dear Ross,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on our class blog! I a. Really glad that you liked our poems!

      I really liked you fantastic poem! It is really descriptive.

      We are so happy that we will have Eucy in our class room!

      Eevie ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Dear 4A and 4B,
    My poem was about the colour yellow. What was your colour?

    This is my poem
    Yellow feels like a spiky pineapple
    Yellow tastes like a tender mushy banana.
    Yellow smells like a sweet Daisy.
    Yellow smells like a fragile yolk being cooked.
    Yellow looks like a bright sun.
    I hope you liked it!

    All of the poems were interesting and very imaginative. I liked all of them.

    Chat Soon,

  4. Dear 4B and 4A,

    I thought doing my poem was really fun! I did mine on orange, but it was hard to find things that were orange. I had to use a site called

    Here was my poem that I did:
    Orange feels like a warm fire sparking in the night.
    Orange tastes like a juicy mandarin ready to eat.
    Orange smells like fresh smelling geberas, straight from the garden.
    Orange sounds like chirping orioles, searching for food.
    Orange looks like a small goldfish, swimming in a bowl.

    Chat soon,
    Georgie ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Georgie,

      I think your colour poem was awesome! It has very descriptive and exiting language!

      My poem was about the colour Yellow! Here it is:

      Yellow feels like soft fur on a baby chick
      Yellow tastes like a chewy banana
      Yellow smells like a sour lemon
      Yellow sounds like a busy taxi buzzing everywhere
      Yellow looks like a tall sunflower

      I hope you liked it!

      Got to Run,
      Kennedy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hello

    It sounds like all 4B loved doing the colour poems. Can you say a big thank you to Mrs Morris for teaching you how to write a poem because they all sound profresonal.

    I really liked a sentence from Georgies poem. It was ” orange feels like warm fire sparking in the night”. It was really creative.

    These are two question that I am wanting to ask.
    Why are poems an important part of learning?
    What is a poem?
    Hope someone can answer my questions.

    When I was readings everyone’s poems my imagenation was running wild, with lots of creative ideas that 4B can think off and make into a poem.

    I hope to see more poems in 4B and I hope 4A can learn about poems too.

    Chat soon

    • Dear Anna,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the class blog! We all had heaps of fun making the poems with Mrs Morris. Mrs Morris did a great job teaching 4B how to write a poem, and we will all be sure to thank her as soon as we see her.

      I think everyone did a great job writing and publishing their very own poems. I really liked Tilly’s and Kennedy’s poem. I loved their descriptive writing and I just loved their pictures . Did you like Tilly’s and Kennedy’s poems?

      Well I think poems are important for learning because-
      – It can help with your spelling
      – You can learn about the five sences( in these poems we used the five sences)
      – It can help with puncuation
      – You can learn new vocabulary
      and lots more.

      I think a poem is a type of text that you can write and it can be about any thing you want. You can write it about what you are thinking or just like us you can write it about colours.

      I had lots of fun trying to make a descriptive poem. I thin I achieved it and I also think everyone else made a fantastic poem!

      It would be great if you can write a poem really soon!

      Eevie ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Hello Eevie
        Thanks for replying to me and answering my questions. I now know what a poem is and why they are so importent.

        Yes, I did love Tilly’s and kennedy’s poem. They were very creative and had a lot of interesting sentences.

        What colour poem did you do?
        Love to find out so I can check it out.

        Can’t wait to see you on Tuesday after the long weekend. Hope you had a good one.
        Chat soon Anna.

        • Dear Anna,

          It is great that you are going on the class blog! I really like poems and I think they are a great idea.

          I loved the ideas that Tilly and Kennedy had put on their poems because you wouldn’t really think to do that sort of thing, for example Tilly’s smurf.

          I did a poem on the colour brown. It has the picture of an acorn on it. If you were going to do a colour poem what colour would you do it on?

          So far I have had a great weekend! Have you?

          See you tomorrow,
          Eevie ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Hi Eevie again
        I have written a poem just for you.

        Yellow is the colour of the hot burning yellow sun.
        Yellow is flames lighting up on a cold night around the camp fire.
        Yellow is the colour of sand that lays on your foot when you go to the beach.
        Yellow is the color of Little Miss Sunshine skipping on the foot path.
        Yellow is the colour of a beautiful yellow flower sitting in the shade.

        Hope you liked my poem. I got heaps of ideas off your other class mates.

        Chat soon Anna.

        • Dear Anna ,

          Thank you for replying to me again! I really like the poem you did!

          I really liked how you said Yellow is the colour of Little Miss Sunshine skipping on the footpath. How did you come up with it? I think it is really smart!

          Eevie ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Dear Nell, Eevie, Georgie, Kennedy, Anna, Daisy, Ella,

    Thank you so much for your fabulous comments and replies on this post!

    I was so happy to read that you enjoyed the colour poem activity. I certainly had fun doing it with you on Monday.

    Miss Jordan and I were very impressed with all the work. We couldn’t believe how creative all the students were!

    I hope you’re having a good week.

    See you soon,
    Mrs Morris

    • Dear Mrs Morris,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the class blog! You did a fantastic job teaching us how to do the colour poems. I thought the lesson was really fun and I think everyone else like the lesson to!

      When you were doing the example I thought it was really discriptive. You are really good at teaching!

      Eevie ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Dear Mrs Morris,

      I really like the post. It’s so coulurful. I really like the slide show of all poems and the first slide was really good to.

      You were a really good teacher and the way you taught was awesome. ( you won’t see me calling people awesome every day.) Have you enjoyed your time at Barwon Heads Primy School so far?

      I liked the colur poem that you did on the board.

      See you in the yard,

      • Dear Nell,
        The slide show was very well set out. What was your favourite bit of the process?

        Mrs Morris is a fantastic teacher, I wonder when she will be coming back
        to teach us agin?

        Got to run,

    • Hi Mrs Morris,

      I really enjoyed doing the colour poems with you! They were……. AMAZING! I especially like the topic about the colours!

      I think you did a wonderful job with the colour poems post. Everyone loves the border on the colour poems slide show!

      Got to Run,
      Kennedy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hi Mrs Morris,

      I really enjoyed doing the colour poems with you! They were……. AWESOME! I especially like the topic about the colours!

      I think you did a wonderful job with the colour poems post. Everyone loves the border on the colour poems slide show!

      Got to Run,
      Kennedy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Dear 4A and 4B,

    I really enjoyed doing the colour poems. I chose the couloir blue because,
    1 it’s my favourite colour,
    2 I thought I would be able to think of a lot of things for it.

    This is what my poem went like.

    BLUE feels like rough Urainas.
    BLUE tastes like a juicy blueberry.
    BLUE smells like the huge salty sea.
    BLUE sounds like a little bluebird chirping.
    BLUE looks like the clear blue sky on a hot day.

    Keep in touch,

    • Dear Leo,

      I love your poem! Here is one of mine that I made up just then:
      Red feels like blood rushing through your body.
      Tastes like a sweet raspberry.
      Red smells like spicy chili.
      Red sounds like a speedy Fire Truck.
      Red looks like a octaganle stop sighn.

      Se You soon buddy

  8. Dear 4B and 4A,

    What a great post!

    The feed back I have for the poems is:
    The pictures are so coulerful and the ideas are great.

    Here is a couler poem I wrote for you:

    BLUE feels like rain tumbleing down on me in the winter.
    BLUE tastes like salt water when I dive in the ocean.
    BLUE smells like a Blue Hydrangea.
    BLUE sounds like a blue bird chirping.
    BLUE looks like a blue berry in a fruit bowl.

    See you later,

  9. Dear 4A and 4B,

    I think the colour poems were really fun to make! I think Mrs Morris did a great job teaching us. Do you agree?


    Q. What feedback do you have for the 4B poets?

    A. Even know I am in 4B, everyone did a great job! I think the descriptive writing and the pictures were fantastic!

    Q. Could you write your own colour poem?

    Yellow feels like the hot sand burning my feet
    Yellow tastes like a crunchy corn on the cob
    Yellow smells like the sweet smell of a golden delicious apple
    Yellow sounds like the small chirp of a baby chick
    Yellow looks the bright sun shining in my eyes

    I hope you like my poem!

    Eevie ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Hello 4A,4B and Miss Jordan,

    I also really enjoyed the colour poem activity that we did with Mrs Morris. The colour that I did was Pink, this was my poem.
    PINK feels like dusty blush.
    PINK tastes like sweet cotton candy.
    PINK smells like a fragrant rose.
    PINK sounds like a snortling pig.
    PINK looks like the lipstick your Mum wears.

    Hope you liked my poem,

    • Hello Bebe,
      I felt crazy about the colour poems they were so much fun.I liked how Mrs Morris was involved!
      My colour of my poem was BLUE!

      BLUE feels like the coldness of winter.
      BLUE looks like the crashing waves.
      BLUE sounds like dripping rain.
      BLUE tastes like chewy blueberries.
      BLUE smells like the salty ocean water.

      Got to hop

    • Wow! Your poem is fantastic. I like how you used things that many people didn’t thin of. Eg,PINK feels like dusty blush.

      This is my poem,
      Red feels like autumn leaves tickling your face.
      Red taste like a juicy tomato about to burst.
      Red smells like poppies from the war.
      Red sounds like a fox looking for its predator.
      Red looks like a sunset in the sky.

      I hope you enjoyed looking at my poem,
      Got to hop,

  11. Dear Miss Jordan, 4A and 4B,

    Hello, the colour poets are awesome.



    Answer: I want to see if the 4B could do different colours, so it’s a challenge for them.


    Answer: Blue feels like the aqua water splashing in the pool,
    Blue tastes like delicious blueberries,
    Blue smells like bluebells swaying to did to side,
    Blue sounds like bluebirds singing in the trees,
    Blue looks like the Sikh with white, fluffy clouds,

    Chat you later,

    Best regards,


  12. Dear Miss Jordan’s and class

    I think what you guys did was awesome I really like the colours. It was fabulous!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

    From Lidia, Vic

  13. Dear 4A and 4B,

    The colour poems look great they make the room burst out with colour they are all really explain the colour you have chosen.

    I also really like all the pitchers you all drew.


  14. Dear Miss Jordan and your class,
    My name is Jess and I am from Sunbury,
    I really liked your poem and I hope to do it in my class.
    Do you want to do it again.
    What is your favourite colour and why.

    From: Jess >-<

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