This is a terrifically fun poetry activity for elementary school students! I have used it with great success with students in second grade all the way through fifth grade. Even reluctant readers and writers find this activity fun!
First, students read the poem "Peanut Butter Surprise" together as a class. Then, students write descriptive paragraphs about the YUMMIEST and YUCKIEST foods they have ever eaten. Finally, students brainstorm silly food combinations and, using "Peanut Butter Surprise" as inspiration, write their own poems.