All the fireworks popping in the sky where I live makes me think what a stimulating time to be creating poems. So I’ve written a new poem for children for bonfire night that doesn’t appear in any of my books (since I wrote it today).
a Confetti Canon
and a Crackling Comet.
you’d go for
a Jumping Jack
and a Flying Saucer.
you could handle a Sparkler
and get a thrill
from a Roman Candle.
And you’d feel
fine watching a Catherine Wheel
go round and round and round
But what you don’t want,
you really don’t want,
because it’s definitely no good,
Some other bonfire night poetry resources
- Bonfire night poem -Crackle! Spit! http://education.scholastic.co.uk/resources/116478
- Powerpoint presentation for KS1 with lots of facts about bonfire night and stimulation for poetry writing free download http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/powerpoint/Fireworks.ppt
- Lots of good ideas and teacher’s tips in this 55 page PDF (see pages 28 and 29 for firework night) from http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/pdfs/POETRY%20POINTS.pdf
And a Video about the origins