Have a chat with a cat

Chatwithcat

Chat To The Cat

Chat to the cat
about this and that.

Pass the time of day.
She’ll not disclose your secrets

but she’ll absorb
every word you say.

Confess to the cat
your worries.

Confide in the cat
you may

for she’ll disappear
when she’s heard enough

and perhaps ferry your fears,
maybe transport your tears,

possibly carry your cares
away.

Trying to get in to the mind of a cat

Cat sniffing a hand

Nose and Finger

Does the odour
of last night’s
fish supper linger?

Have you got an itch?
The human touch?
Is that what you long for?

What can you smell?
Who are you singing
your purring song for?

Trick or Treat? Halloween Poems for Kids

Children love it when the evenings are dark and Halloween is upon us. It’s a great opportunity for creative themed pictures, stories and poems in the classroom.

Here’s one of mine, from Wanted Alive (to buy a copy of this book please look at the books page on this site).

A Witch Must Have a Cat

Friendly Witch DrawingA witch must have a cat

So I cast a spell
But I got a rat
I mixed a potion
Out flew a bat

I wasn’t very happy about that
A witch must have a cat

I went to the pet shop
They locked me out
They said, “You’re the sort of customer
We can do without.”

I wasn’t very happy about that
A witch must have a cat

So I’m knocking on doors
Ratatat-tat
I’m looking for a suitable cat

If you’re the owner
I’ll pay well
But there’ll be trouble
If you won’t sell

I won’t be very happy about that
A witch must have a cat

Yes I’m knocking on doors
Ratatat-tat
I’ll be knocking on yours
Ratatat-tat

Ratatat-tat
Ratatat-tat
A witch must have a cat

Other Links

Here are some other resources that KS1 and KS2 teachers may find useful:

The Owl by Alfred, Lord Tennyson