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Friday, January 6, 2012


I am a rabbit.
I hop and hop.
I keep on hopping
and will not stop.

I hop on one foot.
Hop, hop, hop.
Hop on two feet ,
hop-hop, hop-hop.

until I slump.
One foot is a hop.
Two feet are a jump.

    This is an action rhyme.  Can you tell I've make an exercise resolution for the new year?  Can you try writing your own action rhyme? Do you like to run, skip, or sit?  I can think of words to rhyme with each of them.

My short poem

To run
is fun.
To skip,
don't slip.
But, if you sit
you're full of it.

     Which only goes to prove that I can write bad poems too.  I'm in a silly mood today.  I hope you enjoy your day too.



  1. Hi Joy,

    I love the idea of writing action rhymes. These would make a great school visit workshop. Good luck with your New Year's resolution. By the way, a silly mood is a great time to write for kids!

  2. Dear Joy,
    This is a hopping good poem. It's filled with lots of energy! Thanks for sharing.