This is a small selection of cool poetry sites and other fun sites for kids. There are certainly plenty of websites for kids to choose from, but these are a few that I happened to stumble upon and found I particularly liked. If you find or run a really great website for kids that you think should be included here, let me know and I'll have a peek at it.
Kate is a contributor to Funny Poems for Kids and a favoutite poet of mine. I sometimes describe her as the sort of poet that teachers love, because she writes literary poems for children which are also fun. Or as we like to say, Kate's poems make you think as well as laugh. Kate has also published a number of poetry books for children, inclusing the ever popular Wildlife Poems.
Children's poems about school, space, people, history, pocket money and much more. The gruesome, bloodthirsty, yucky section is particularly good and 'Grandma was Eaten by a Shark' unmissable.
Silkysteps is a really fantastic site packed full of activities for the under fives. The website offers creative play downloads, colouring pictures, paper crafting and educational resources aimed at the early stages of a child's life.
Features funny poems by Gez Walsh, Chris White, Andrew Collett, Celia Warren and others. A definite bias towards schoolboy/lavatory humour, but what's wrong with that?
The home of Bruce Lanski and any number of guest poets. You get a chance to rate the poems, enter competitions and learn how to write limericks and nursery rhymes.
Funny poetry, a fan club and a potentially very useful series of 10 lessons on how to write funny poems, which unfortunately stops after lesson 4. Expect to write lots of half-funny, half-finished poems until he completes the series.
Really very funny poems, including a quite a few about school, but the biography page is rather gooey and might make you sick.