Strengthen Your Thinking - Autumn Leaves - Creative Writing

Explore the seasons and your imagination with these art and poetry appreciation activities.
Discover how to use artwork as an inspiration for your creative writing.
Build confidence in your writing skills by giving your brain a welcomed workout as you develop simple descriptive words to a short poem or piece of writing.

Wellbeing benefits:

Think clearly
Problem solve
Improve decision making

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to be more confident in my opinions.


This activity has been split into two parts. Timings given are guidelines.
Part 1 – Art appreciation and 3-line poem: 20 minutes 
Part 2 – Poetry appreciation and short poem or piece of writing: 30-40 minutes 

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own, with someone else, or in a group and share with others.

Where can I do this activity?

Online using our Virtual Gallery or do this activity using an image of your choice which depicts autumn.

How often can I do this activity?

Do every autumn.
Try doing creative writing using other seasons, following the step-by-step guide and inserting another season in the place of spring.

What do I need?

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Access to a computer and internet to see our Virtual Gallery

Did you know?

When starting to write a poem, having rules to stick to can be helpful in shaping our thoughts into a poem. Working with constraints can help build upon our problem solving skills.

"We really enjoyed doing this as a group - discussing and sharing our thoughts and writing."

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