Poetry for Mom
This project just takes some imagination and a little bit of time. You will be giving your mother something that she can treasure.
What you'll need:
- Your imagination
How to make it:
You could write your mother an original poem for Mother's Day! There are many different kinds of poetry. Two kinds that are easy and that most kids like to write are Haiku and limericks.
A Haiku is a form of poetry adapted from a type of traditional Japanese poetry. The traditional form of the Haiku had three basic rules.
The first rule is that the first and third lines have five syllables (parts of words that "make your chin drop" when you say them) and the second line has seven syllables.
The second rule is that the poem should in some way tell about the season in which the poem takes place. It doesn't have to come out and say the season; it can just hint at it.
The third rule is that either the first or second line should have a "pause" placed there to cause the reader to stop and think for a moment about the subject.
Here are two different ideas, one about summer and one about a mother. Try writing one for your mom!
A day for mother
to let her know how I feel -
she helps me to grow.
Sticky, sandy, hot
the water thunders and flows
over my big feet.
Limericks are always a favorite with kids because they are supposed to be funny!
There are five lines. The first, second, and fifth line rhyme with each other and the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other. Most begin with "There once was a . . . " Try one of these to make your mom laugh!
There once was a mom that I knew,
She lived with a dad in a shoe.
She washed all her kids' faces
And wrapped them with laces
To keep them safe when the wind blew.
There once was a wonderful mother,
She gave me a sister and brother.
Though sometimes we fight
It ends up all right
'Cause she is a mom like no other.
There once were a mom and a dad,
They loved me even when I was bad.
If sometimes I did wrong,
They weren't mad for long
They're the best parents I ever had.