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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Two Jack-o-lanterns

Two Jack-o-lanterns
on a window sill.
One named Mark.
One named Bill

Put a candle in them.
Light up their eyes.
Smiling jack-o-lanterns.
Two happy guys.

The candles dimmed.
Jack-o-lanterns in the dark.
Burned out Bill.
Burned out Mark.

Light another candle.
Leave it on the sill.
Happy Mark.
Happy Bill.

This is an action rhyme.  Can you figure out the actions (hand gestures) to go with this poem?  Now it is your turn, can you write an action rhyme today?  Have fun.


  1. Fun, Joy. A great action poem--a finger play, I'm thinking.

  2. Very fun. I have been really busy lately and haven't been commenting, but I have been reading your poems each day. This is clearly a fun time of year for you.