St. Patrick’s Day is coming up quick.
Grab a pen and write a limerick.
Be a rhyming rockstar,
you’re sure to go far,
and a lucky winner we’ll pick.
Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
You have something clever to say?
Join in the fun,
add in a pun,
And encourage your friends to play.
Try writing your own limerick.
Write it down with a leaded stick.
Make it divine,
and submit it online.
Your limerick we’re sure to pick.
Join in the St. Patrick’s Day fun by entering our annual limerick writing contest. To help you along the way, we’ve created a fun little video about writing limericks, hosted by Nick from the Imagine Learning software. Nick teaches students how to write limericks step-by-step, and explains the process by sharing his own limericks. Teachers, get your students involved! This video is the perfect way to begin an engaging lesson plan on limerick writing.
You can also watch the video on Vimeo.
We hope you have fun trying your hand at poetry writing! Submit entries in the comments section below. We will award prizes to the top three limericks.
1st prize: a $25 Amazon gift card
2nd prize: a Booster bobblehead
3rd prize: a talking Mike the Microphone plush toy
We’ll accept submissions through end-of-day Monday, March 17th. Special consideration will be given to limericks with an educational flavor, and also to student submissions. Check back often to see the entries—and the lucky winners. You’ll be green with envy.
Good luck (o’ the Irish) to everyone!
Nick’s Limerick Video Lyrics:
Hello! How are you? I’m Nick.
Here to teach you a fun little trick.
To have a good time
when writing a rhyme
try writing your own limerick!
There are limericks of all different kinds.
So how do you write one that shines?
You’ll see that it’s cool
if you follow the rule:
a limerick is made of five lines.
So listen close to this song.
Lines one, two and five are all long.
And in poems of this sort
make lines three and four short
and I promise you’ll never go wrong.
You need to be sure and contrive
to rhyme lines one, two, and five
Then do it once more
with lines three and four
and your limerick surely will thrive!
So let these pointers take hold
And if you’ll write as you were told
at the rainbow’s end
you’ll find there my friend
your own limerick pot o’ gold!