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An alien spacecraft

landed one day,

and took all the

horrible teachers away.


A raincloud exploded.

All parents got wet.

The children then shouted

‘The greatest day yet!’


The day got even better –

as there were many cheers,

so can you end this poem

with some of your ideas?




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Stamp your feet

and touch the sky.

Do the floss

and shout out ”Why’!”


Boo all teachers.

Turn around.

Pull a face

and touch the ground.


Wiggle toes,

then have a hop.

Be a statue.

Time to stop!


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I’m trying to find a pet.

I can’t find any yet.

It’s so hard to decide.

They’ve all run off to hide.


It’s just so hard to pick.

My parent’s say ” be quick”!

I’m going to get a dog.

He can help me with my vlog


What would you pick?

By Cadence Stanworth age 9


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Don’t draw glasses on a cloud.

Don’t say ‘Poo-Pants’ far too loud.

Don’t pull faces at the sun.

Don’t kick tigers up the bum.


A Silly Easter Poem

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My Mum once dropped a massive hint,
which nearly hit Dad’s head.
Dad dodged, and tripped, and then he fell
and squashed an Easter egg.

He then slipped on a daffodil,
which didn’t seem like fun,
as when his bottom landed,
it squashed a Hot Cross Bun.

He squashed a hat by accident,
and most of what he touched.
He is my funny, silly Dad,
who I love very much.

By George Stanworth

Adults Can’t Do Puzzles

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“Adults can’t do puzzles.
They don’t know what to do.
Puzzles are for children
who have only just turned two.

Adults can’t do puzzles,
so have a cup of tea.
I don’t need your assistance.
It’s basic stuff for me.

Adults can’t do puzzles,
so please leave me alone.
I’ll do it so much quicker
If you play games on your phone.

I tell you all the time!

(But Mum says Dad is like a child –
So I’ll let him finish mine!)”

If you have enjoyed this poem then you may like to read some of my other blog posts , in particular my summer poems for kids.

Summer Poems

Best wishes,


I Am The World

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Happy World Poetry Day from ‘Poetry For Kids’. Below is a Kenning I have written especially for it. Happy poetry writing/reading/performing.

                            Molten                 Baker
                            Snowflake          Painter

                            Creature             Catcher
                            Spaceship           Hatcher

                            Human                Hogger
                            Species                Logger

                            Rapid                   Spinner
                            Vacuum               Skimmer

                            Landscape          Wearer
                            Sunshine             Sharer

                           Environmental   Giver
                           Universe’s            Sliver

                                by George Stanworth


Poems For Kids – Door Knocking Frozen Food

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Here is a poem I wrote in the 1990s called ‘Door Knocking Frozen Food’.

    A knock on the door was a pleasant surprise,
    until I saw who it was, and out popped my eyes.
    There on a chair was a frozen Fish Finger
    singing a song from his favourite singer.

    ‘Start Spreading The News’ is what it began.
    It danced and it danced, but I wasn’t a fan.
    I went inside and got out some pepper,
    and ate it up – but don’t feel much better!

By George Stanworth
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The Rocket! (Ronnie O Sullivan)

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The Rocket

Ronnie’s the rocket. The fastest we’ve seen.
His maximum break is the quickest there’s been.
Still he keeps winning, whilst not slowing down.
This year he’ll go for another world crown.
He’s won 5 already, and when in top gear,
very few players can get very near.
His rivals are hoping he gets even faster,
so one day a frame will end in disaster,
and cushions and table all go up in flames,
due to his speed, so he forfeits the game!


By George Stanworth

What Is A Limerick?

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Poems For Kids – What Is A Limerick?

A limerick is a 5 line poem popularised by Edward Lear in the 19th century.

The form has a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA. This means that the 1st line rhymes with the second and 5th line, and the third line rhymes with the 4th line.

The limerick is an ideal poetic form for children to learn, as they are short and traditionally light hearted.

The first line in a limerick traditionally introduces a person and a place, with the place appearing at the end of the first line and establishing the rhyme scheme for the second and fifth lines. In early limericks, the last line was often essentially a repeat of the first line, although this is no longer customary.  [Wikipedia]

Below is an example of a limerick that I have written:-

‘There once was a puddle called Tim,
who never liked being stepped in.
One day he yelled ‘Boo’
to a shocked teacher who
screamed and jumped out of his skin.

Please view the following links for more inspirational limerick ideas and further information.

by George Stanworth

Disturbing Eating Habits

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“Eat up your greens. They’ll do you good.”
“But Dad, please Dad. They taste like wood.”
“Like wood” shrieks Dad. “How would you know?”
“I had a bite out the door below.”

“The door!” yells Dad. “It’s not all there.
What will Mum say? She will despair.”
“Mum” said boy “Will be okay,
as she has some as well each day!”

by George Stanworth

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