St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to write limericks. Limericks will reinforce writing skills, syllables, and rhyming for your child.
Here is an example of a famous limerick by an anonymous author:
There was an old man from Peru,
Who dreamed he was eating his shoe.
He awoke in the night
With a terrible fright,
And found it was perfectly true.
Here is how to write a limerick:
Limericks are funny poems that contain five lines. The rhyming pattern is AABBA. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and have seven to ten syllables. The third and fourth lines rhyme and have five to seven syllables. An easy way to get started is to start with
“There once was a boy/girl named_________”
Write your limerick on the publishing paper below, decorate, and hang up in a special place.
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