Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

How about writing a limerick with your kids today to celebrate?

Here’s the format (each space is a syllable, not a word):

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For a fun Irish twist, look up some cities on a map of the Green Isle and use them in your Limericks:

  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Kilkenny
  • Cork
  • Derry
  • Armagh
  • Belfast
  • Lislurn

You might add Irish items like pots of gold, rainbows, leprechauns, and shamrocks. St. Patrick is also a perfectly suitable character to include in your St. Patrick’s Day limerick, too. Of course.

Here’s a Limerick by the intrepid Edward Lear (his are most famous and can be found in a quick google search):

There was an Old Man of Kilkenny,
Who never had more than a penny;
He spent all that money,
In onions and honey,
That wayward Old Man of Kilkenny.

Please post your delightful results when you finish!

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