Poetry Tuesday

Poetry Activity: Fill-in-the-Blank Poem

Interested in poetry?
Combine rhyme and meter using this fill-in-the-blank poetry activity for kids, adults, and everyone in-between!

fill in the blank poem

A. Review: Rhyme

Remember the lesson about rhyming?
These are examples of words that rhyme:

stop, hop, lop, plop

Need a refresher on rhyming? Click here.

B. Review: Meter

Remember the lesson about meter?
Here are two lines that have four beats, or stresses:

Twinkle, Twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Need a refresher on meter? Click here.

C. Fill-in-the-blank poem

Below is a fill-in-the-blank poem where the basic idea and structure is there and you get to fill in the blanks! This poem has a strong meter as well as an AABB rhyme scheme (lines 1 and 2 rhyme with each other and lines 3 and 4 rhyme). If the word is at the end of the line, make sure you keep the rhyme scheme. Give it a try!


My       (noun)       is/are cold
And my       (noun)       is/are old.
My       (noun)       is/are hot
But my       (noun)       is/are not.

My      (noun)       is/are blue,
My      (noun)       too,
But not my       (noun)     ,
Because it’s/they’re       (noun)        .

I have a       (noun)       
And he/she/it has a      (noun)      .
I/We        (verb)       outside
But I/we        (verb)       inside.

My      (noun)        is tall,
My      (noun)        is small,
And that is all,
My friend.

The End.


Simplified definitions:
Noun: a person, place, thing, or idea
Verb: an action word

Hungry for more? Check out this week’s…

Poem Study: The Brook, by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Advanced Poetry Lesson: Odes, Week 2


5 thoughts on “Poetry Activity: Fill-in-the-Blank Poem”

  1. I just stumbled upon your fill-in-the-blank poetry challenge and decided to give it a go. I only spent a few minutes on it, and I do believe a rest and revision would do it much good, but here goes…

    Aging Gracefully

    My hands are cold,
    And my clothes are old.
    My house is hot,
    But my feet are not.

    My eyes are blue,
    My lips are too,
    But not my hair,
    Because it’s not there.

    I have a gent,
    And he has a tent.
    We tent outside,
    But we vent inside.

    My gent is tall,
    My tent is small,
    And that is all,
    My friend.

    The End.

    I’m following you now, and I’ll be back for more…. God bless!


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