Limerick Imagination Activity
“There once was a toddler who loved to travel,
Dirt, paved road, or gravel
She’d pack a suitcase,
Extra diapers just in case
To All, her adventures, she would babble
What better way than to spark the entire family’s imagination than with a good limerick? These work well for long trips or family time fun at home. All you need to bring is your imagination, so take turns at seeing who can take the title of Family Verse Master!
The rules for a limerick are simple:
- They are five lines long.
- Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with one another
- Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other
- They have a distinctive rhythm
- They are usually funny
Here at Traveling Toddlers, we seek to expand the kiddies’ knowledge along with their sense of adventure. Use this exercise as a way to teach your kids about other cultures. Many societies have sought ways to express themselves in silly or short verse (Haiku anyone?). We also use this activity as an opportunity to teach our kids the value of appreciating all cultures.
To learn more about the origin of limericks, or if you need examples to get the creative juices flowing, please visit the following websites: