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(Funny) poem for 6yo to read

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Honeymoonmummy Sat 06-Jun-15 20:32:59

DDs school is having a performing arts night and she doesn't dance or play an instrument but she does read v well so I thought she could read a poem but don't have time to research it. Does anyone have any suggestions for a poem, possibly a funny one? TIA

cheerfullady Sat 06-Jun-15 20:36:47

First day of school by roger mcgough?

DeeWe Sat 06-Jun-15 22:00:23

Lion and Albert if she reads well enough.

When Daddy fell into the Pond is funny at that age.

Ds loves The Gas Man Cometh (actually a Flanders and Swann song, but can be said as a poem)

Hulababy Sat 06-Jun-15 22:02:36

Dd always liked Please Mrs Butler and performed it around that age too.

Nannynome Sat 06-Jun-15 22:04:02

The Marrog by R C Scriven (I think that's the right name)

Nannynome Sat 06-Jun-15 22:04:57

WellErrr Sat 06-Jun-15 22:10:13

I saw a little beetle so that Beetle was his name
I called him Alexander and he answered just the same
I put him in a matchbox and I kept him all the day
But Nanny let my beetle out
Yes Nanny let my beetle out
She went and let my beetle out and beetle ran away
She says she didn't mean it, and I never said she did
She said she wanted matches and she just took off the lid
She said that she was sorry and I really mustn't mind
As there's lots and lots of beetles that she's certain we could find
If we looked about the garden for the holes where beetles hid
Then we'd find another beetle and wrote 'beetle' on the lid
So we went to all the places that a beetle might be near
And we made the sort of noises that a beetle likes to hear
And I saw a sort of something
And I gave a little shout
'Its a Beetle House with Alexander Beetle coming out!'
It was Alexander Beetle I'm as certain as can be
And he had a sort of look as if he thought it might be me
And he had a sort of look as if he thought he ought to say
'Im very very sorry that I tried to run away'
And Nannys very sorry too for you-know-what-she-did
And she's writing 'Alexander' very blackly on the lid
So Nanny and me are friends, but it's difficult to catch
An excited little beetle you've mistaken for a match

Written by AA Milne, the Winnie the Pooh chap.
I think that's right anyway!

Honeymoonmummy Sun 07-Jun-15 14:30:55

Thanks all. I'll print them all out and see which one she likes smile

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sun 07-Jun-15 14:32:17

A Little Mistake is good too - all about a little girl learning her times tables.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sun 07-Jun-15 14:34:19

Dad and the Cat and the Tree is fun too (I've sat through numerous speech and drama festivals. When Daddy Fell into the Pond is less funny by the twentieth outing...).

cariadlet Sun 07-Jun-15 15:27:51

I like "Emma Hackett's Newsbook" by Allan Ahlberg.

Last night my mum
Got really mad
And threw a jam tart
At my dad.

Dad lost his temper
Then with mother,
Threw one at her
And hit my brother.

My brother thought
It was my sister,
Threw two at her
But somehow missed her.

My sister,
She is only three,
Hurled four at him
And one at me!

I said I wouldn't
Stand for that,
Aimed one at her
And hit the cat.

The cat jumped up
Like he'd been shot,
And landed
In the baby's cot.

The baby -
Quietly sucking his thumb -
Then started howling
For my mum.

At which my mum
Got really mad,
And threw a Swiss roll
At my dad.

cariadlet Sun 07-Jun-15 15:31:19

This is another fun one.

Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
You’re wonderful stuff,
I love you spaghetti,
I can’t get enough,
You’re covered with sauce
And you’re sprinkled with cheese,
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
Oh, give me some please.

Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
Piled high in a mound,
You wiggle, you wriggle,
You squiggle around.
There’s slurpy spaghetti
All over my plate.
Spaghetti! Spaghetti!
I think you are great.

(ack Prelutsky

Honeymoonmummy Sun 07-Jun-15 21:03:01

Brilliant! Thanks all, I've printed them all off, will show them to her in the morning

BlueChampagne Mon 08-Jun-15 13:09:41

DS1 learned a Spike Milligan poem at that age.

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