I like to read the poem to children first without showing them the illustrations. I like to have the students close their eyes and pretend that they are there in the woods. They talk about what they see and hear in the woods. Then I show the students Susan Jeffers illustrations and they talk about how their visions of the woods were similar or different.
Here are some pictures from a class of mine that decided that they wanted to create their own illustrations. Each child or pair of children chose one or two lines of the poem and together they made their own illustrated copy of Robert Frost's poem. Then they scanned all their pictures and downloaded them onto the computer. Finally they put their book into a PowerPoint Slide Show and shared it with family and friends.
The kids loved this project but there are so many different follow-up activities that can be done with this book. If you have not used this book yet with children, I highly recommend it. It is truly a book for young and old!