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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May 12: Limerick Day

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  • Paper
  • Writing utensils
  • Books with limericks


  1. A limerick has five lines - lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme and lines 3 and 4 rhyme. The last line is generally funny See if kids can write some.
  2. Have a limerick guessing contest. After kids write their own limericks, put them in a box. A child can draw one out, read it, and then the group can guess who wrote it.
  3. Kids can also read some limericks other kids have written. Go to for some samples of perfectly clean, safe limericks.
  4. Kids can go on a limerick hunt. Go to the library and let kids search for books and other sources with limericks. Kids can work in groups with each group bringing back one limerick source.
  5. Make a limerick bulletin board. Post the kids’ limericks that they wrote as well as limericks found on aforementioned website or from other sources the kids found.

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