One example of a shape poem for children is a poem about a cookie written in the shape of a cookie. Another example is a poem about love written in the shape of a heart.
A shape poem is about an object or place and is written in the shape of that subject. Shape poems are also referred to as concrete poems or calligrams. The poem often focuses on expressing the sights, sounds and smells of the of the object central to the poem. After the poem is written, an outline of the object is drawn and the poem is written into the shape.