Writing: St. Patrick’s Day Limericks

Writing St. Patrick's Day Limericks With Free Printable

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_________”
“Who_________________”

Write your limerick on the publishing paper below, decorate, and hang up in a special place.

Limerick Paper

Limerick Publishing Paper

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5 Thoughts on “Writing: St. Patrick’s Day Limericks

  1. Very cute paper, thanks for sharing!
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  2. LOVE the limericks! The one about the shoe reminded me of the joke about dreaming about eating a marshmallow and waking up and finding your pillow missing. LOL!
    Thank you so much for sharing. I found you through Manic Monday.
    Have a great week!

  3. I found your blog through Manic Mondays at Classroom Freebies. Thank you so much for the freebie!

  4. I love simple things to you! Thanks for this!

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