STORYKINS :: Silly Kids

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Silly Kids
by Joshua Jacob, age 5

Silly kidsĀ go crazy everywhere
playing basketball in the house
playing soccer on the roof
dancing on messy beds.

They race outside
pick some flowers
go crazy everywhere.

Oh, those silly kids.

Jump up and down
and all around
as high as they can.

I don’t know why these silly kids
are running around
jumping up and down.

…….

As I sat at my desk last night writing away in my notebook, I felt a sudden tap upon my leg. I looked down to see my five year old son staring at me with an inquisitive look spread across his face. “What are you doing mama?” he said to me in a soft curious voice. “Well, I’m working on some poetry little man,” was my response. “What’s poetry?” he inquired.

And so began our adventure down the path of poetry. We talked about inspirational words, silly words and descriptive words. Then we put those words together and started to create. We came up with several works, but Joshua built the poem above all on his own.

This week I encourage you to read a poem, or two or three, with your children. Then, sit down and write your own works. Let your children fabricate their own personal poem. Let them be carried away to a far away land of whimsical beasts and colored clouds that linger above open fields of candy. Don’t forget to submit your writings to yellowfinchdesigns@yahoo.com for a chance to be featured here on Babiekins Magazine Blog.

Happy Writing!
Liz // Yellow Finch

Don’t forget to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd!

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