Write a Funny Limerick

Fifth Grade Reading & Writing Activities: Write a Funny Limerick

What You Need:

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Dictionary or thesaurus (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Before beginning this activity, discuss the rules for writing a limerick. Your child will need to know that limericks are five-line poems with an (AABBA) rhyme scheme. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have seven to ten syllables and lines 3 and 4 have five to seven syllables.
  2. Help your child pick a topic for the poem. Invite her to get creative!
  3. Encourage your child to put on her poetry hat, and get to writing! She may need to consult a dictionary or thesaurus if she gets stuck. Try to stick to the limerick structure, but it’s okay to bend the rules a little to help your young poet.

A humorous limerick makes is a wonderful way to make someone special smile! Invite your child to rewrite her favorite limerick with a picture to accompany it, and give it as a gift to a friend or relative.

Add to collection

Create new collection

Create new collection

New Collection


How likely are you to recommend to your friends and colleagues?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely

What could we do to improve

Please note: Use the Contact Us link at the bottom of our website for account-specific questions or issues.

What would make you love

What is your favorite part about