Behold, our young Poet Laureates

20 Apr

In homeschool today, we learned about poetry. Have you ever tried to explain poetry to five-year olds? Anyways, it was mildly successful because afterwards I gave the kids the task of writing a poem together. They did a decent job and enjoyed it so much that they wrote two more. Here they are for your reading pleasure.

Poem #1- The Fish Gets a Wish

I have a little fish

He lives in a tank.

My fish gets a wish

and goes to the bank.

His wish was kind of funny,

So funny that I cried.

He wished for lots of money

to buy a great big slide.

The slide is now in his tank,

a great big slide to him.

He slides down it all day long

while wearing a great big grin.

Poem #2- The Volcano Burps

The volcano had so much lava

that it burped.

It had too much food

like spaghetti that it slurped.

The volcano had so much to drink

that all its lava spewed.

Everything got covered up

by the volcano’s chewed up food.

Poem #3- The Mason Family

The Mason family has a Dad,

the Dad plays games a bunch.

In the morning he goes to work,

and then comes home for lunch.

The Mason family has a Mom,

who cooks really good food.

She even makes peaches,

and has a happy mood.

The Mason family has a Finn,

he’s really good at chess.

He likes to wiggle and to squirm,

and makes a real big mess.

The Mason family has a Rhett,

who plays well with his brother.

He builds stuff with the Legos,

and likes to hug his mother.

The Mason family has a Lucy,

she acts like she’s the queen.

She likes to make everyone do what she wants,

and she always likes to sing.

We love our Mason family,

we are together every day.

We yell and fight sometimes,

but we’re best friends anyway.

That last one is full of lies. But it’s nice that this is how they see our family.  Tomorrow, we’re tackling haikus. Stay tuned! Also, Venice, day 2 coming up later tonight.


2 Responses to “Behold, our young Poet Laureates”

  1. LeAnn Mason April 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    I love #3!

  2. Mark Arnold April 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm #

    That was neat, they have creative minds!

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