What you need

  1. A quiz with around 20 poems - Download resource
  2. Printouts of each of the poems with large text


Quizzes are a great way to help keep the mind active, learn new things and feel good about what we do already know. Even if a person isn’t familiar with the poems in this quiz very well (or at all!), they can still have a go at guessing what word might come next, while also enjoying some beautiful poetry. 

It’s a fun activity that can be enjoyed one-on-one or with up to 6 people.

The Activity

  1. Invite the person or group to a quiet, comfortable space away from distractions
  2. Say the opening line of a poem, asking the group to guess the final word e.g. I wandered lonely as a __
  3. Do the same with the next poem, spending more time on the poems that people remember best and reciting more lines
  4. If they wish, someone in the group may like to read a poem out
  5. Continue on with the poetry quiz by reading lines from a handful more poems

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