Last month local Poet and Author Darren Sardelli challenged the kids on his Kidee Page —->
to write about if they could have any pet in the world who would it be and why.
We had three great poems along with pictures submitted by our local kidee poets.
There was a poem about a duck, a tarantula and a cow.
Here are the three amazing poems by our local Kidees:
Tuck the Duck
I have a Duck named Tuck
who liked to play in muck
he swam all day
and liked to play
and he makes my happy all day
Norsmo the Tarantula
Norsmo is my pet spider
Don’t worry he is not a biter
He is shiny brown and red
with lots of eyes in the middle of his head
Norsmo is big and very hairy
but he is happy and not scary
Jessie the Cow
There is a pretty cow named Jessie
who said hello to a pig
The pig said,”Hi Jessie you are nice and big.”
Let’s walk to the barn and see the chickens play
We can all go jump in the hay
The spiders are there and
they are really busy.
“I know” said Jessie
Let’s spin them in the air and make them dizzy
That will send the spiders in a tizzy
Great idea let’s all go play
and we will have a very fun day.
– Mia (age 4) with the help of Grandma (age: 5 according to Mia)
My mother in law helped Mia write this poem after I had asked Mia a few questions :
I asked Mia if you could have any pet in the world what would it be? she said a cow
What would you name it? she said Jessie
she then came up with this story that I wrote down:
the cow was talking to a pig and wanted to play with the chickens
but they saw spiders and they had to figure out how to get them out of the barn
so Jessie juggled them and made them dizzy. The spiders left and they played in the hay. The end
I then asked my mother in law (who is great at writing poems ) to write a poem with Mia about her story she came up with. I love their poem and I am so happy that Darren Sardelli is doing this with us each month.
I was so impressed with the creativeness of my four-year old and that she thought of this herself. Once we did the one poem she kept wanting to make up stories so she had another poem about a zebra named Pineapple and a bear named Princess and a sheep named Belle!
I wrote them all down and will treasure them forever. I encourage you do to the same. You will be surprised with the stories our kids come up with they are so funny and this is a great family activity.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALEX, DANIEL and MIA for submitting their great poems with us. We are so happy to share your poems and look forward to seeing more from you!
Please challenge your child to write a poem and send it to us with an illustration to