Introduction: How to Write Kids Poems.

I think joy comes from listening, reading and seeing joy in others
and i very nice way to show this is poems.

Poems come in many different styles some not-so happy
and some over-happy and contrary to popular belief they don't have to rhyme.

poems are not just for adults and not just for kids but today we are learning kids
poems that are easy and fun to make.

Thanks to coseausername for giving me inspiration to write this!

Step 1: Basing Your Poem. (is That a Word?)

To start of your kids poem you will need an easily rhymed word
to find mine i just looked around the room i was in eg.

Ice cream

shirt

rock

bear

Step 2: Building Up

to make the poem successful you need rhymes early on.
This is why you choose simple words.

ice cream= team steel beam

shirt= flirtdirt

rock= sock

bear= hair

Step 3: "cheating"

and by cheating i mean repetition because repetition is a key thing for two reasons:

It makes it easier to read for kids and makes it easier to write.

ice cream team becomes. there once was a team who liked ice cream yes they were an ice cream team

shirt and flirt becomes: there once was a shirt who liked to flirt and the shirt went out with a shoe

rock and sock become: there once was a rock who lived in a sock yes the sock had a rock in it's belly

Bear and hair become: There once was a bear who had no hair, it turns out that he was bald

this can work in many ways.

Step 4: Adding Some "plot"

once you have a couple of rhyming words make them in to
a VERY short story:

1. There once was a team who liked ice cream
Yes they were an ice cream team.
Then the team who liked ice cream walked into a steel beam.

2 There once was a shirt who liked to flirt
and the shirt went out with the shoe
After the date with the shirt and the shoe the shirt was covered in goo!

3 There one was a rock who lived in a sock
the sock had a rock in it's belly
Not the rock or the sock found out how
But they ended up on telly!

4 there once was a bear who had no hair
it turns out that he was bald
Now if you would lend your ear you'll d hear
he wasn't a bear at all!

Now i hoped you liked my instructable and please
post any poems you come up with!

Comments

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SaseboCelt4867 (author)2016-12-04

That last sentence doesn't ryme.

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RangT1 (author)2016-04-17

useful information and friends i also write poems bhajans and songs in hindi if u want, u can visit my blog :-http://arohiblogs.blogspot.in/

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KarthikaQ (author)2016-02-05

Useful website for kids.Small children love kids poems.Watch some more kids songs at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ZK29TSjPA

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KarthikaQ (author)2016-02-05

Useful website for kids.Small
children love kids poems.Watch some more kids songs at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ZK29TSjPA

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Sarah34 (author)2012-03-28

Yes, Great information! will use this next week to teach my kids poetry. This along with Benjamin Grove's ebooks at Read and Write Poems.com will come in great help!

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samsmith2012 (author)2012-02-03

Good to hear about this. I also love poetry and finding blogs or articles about it makes me smile. :) I've been studying haiku poems and its also good for kids. I am also liking basho haiku poems.

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JohnJY (author)2010-03-11

Here is the start of my poem: There was once a man from Namtuckit...

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Wafflicious (author)2008-12-27

Here goes my try... I have a Cat He is a Fat Cat Watch him run Tis really fun To watch him run Till he runs into the street What a dangerous feet He just got hit by a car and he flew really far Watch cat fly! Watch cat fly.

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Wafflicious (author)Wafflicious2008-12-28

i wrote that when i was like....... 13........

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Wafflicious (author)Wafflicious2008-12-27

You like it??? oh btw 5/5 stars to the flirting shirt... i think that the shoe is a slob and shirt should have dated socks instead..

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duck-lemon (author)Wafflicious2008-12-27

Lol Nice poem man, just one thing, change "feet" to "feat" -Duck

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Wafflicious (author)duck-lemon2008-12-28

its for gothic children and emo children ages 5-8 ahhaha

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Wafflicious (author)duck-lemon2008-12-28

lol thanks

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codongolev (author)2008-09-08

fuzzy wuzzy was a bear fuzzy wuzzy had no hair fuzzy wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he? poem from my childhood.

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baseball_babe (author)2008-07-04

here's mine; i have a cat he is not fat he likes to chew on my red shoe he will climb a tree and get stung by a bee btw i wrote that when i was 6!

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i now write more advanced poems

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and songs

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chooseausername (author)2008-04-03

Ok, I try !

house mouse spouse :
There once was a mouse who wanted to build a home for his spouse.
I wonder how long it would take, because they still live in my house.

cat fat flat bat rat hat :
There was once a black fat cat with a cute pocket rat named Pat who was in love with a flat fruit-bat who lived in a dark hat.
After a long chat, the flat fruit-bat in the dark hat told to the black fat cat with the cute pocket rat named Pat this unexpected fact :
"Dear black fat cat with a cute pocket rat named Pat, I'm afraid you're too fat to enter in my dark hat ... However, your so cute pocket rat named Pat has the perfect size if you think about that ..."
Angry, the black fat cat ate both the bat and the rat ...
He is now known as the black fat cat with a dark hat who ate a cute pocket rat named Pat and the flat fruit-bat who lived in his dark hat.

Hey ! Despite it's called "kids poems", I find it's not so easy to write them ...
Hopefully, I've found this useful tool to help me to find some rhymes : http://www.rhymezone.com

Have you tried to write poems in [https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-write-Alexandrines-.../ Alexandrines] ?

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oh that's really cool i'd just like to say you inspired me to write this i'ble and i shall fix it so it mentions you now.

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Oh, I feel very honored to know that I've been your source of inspiration =o)
Thanks !

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Thanks and i did read your i'ble on alexandrines.

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