Snail Tales Assembly: Limerick Folk Tale Challenge
First released: Thursday 26th April 2018
On the 12th of May every year,
We celebrate Edward Lear.
Was full of a rhythm
We're ready to share with you here!
Mark Limerick Day with some witty 5-line fairy tales...
Want to share the limericks onwards yourself? Scroll down for the full verses!
Storytelling Assemblies On Demand are every Thursday of term time. Share them with all the children in your school using your hall's projector, or in the classroom with an interactive whiteboard.
Suitable for all ages from EYFS to KS2.
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Guess the Fairy Tale
from the Limerick...
A prince who had thought his love true
Lamented, "Oh what shall I do?
I asked her to stay
But she just ran away
And all I have left is her shoe!"
There once was a sweet little man
Who feared being eaten and ran.
He made a mistake
When he came to a lake
And asked Fox, "Swim as fast as you can!"
A girl who had long golden hair
Found a cottage and broke a small chair.
She started to snore
Then woke up and saw
Three creatures – which gave her a scare!
A girl got a nasty surprise
When the teeth of her gran grew in size!
She started to stutter
And called a woodcutter
Who made some delicious wolf pies.
A boy who was fond of his greens
Traded his cow for some beans.
His angry mum shouted,
But when the beans sprouted
It led to gargantuan scenes!
A monster made everyone wince –
With his claws he could turn you to mince!
But a girl fair of feature
Showed love to the creature,
Transforming him into a prince.
I've a similar story to tell
'Bout a princess who played near a well:
Along came a frog
Who asked her for a snog
To unravel a mystical spell.
There once was a princess who said,
"I have such a pain in my head!
My front and my back
Are all bruised blue and black
Because of this lump in my bed!"
Two kids found a house made of cake
Where a witch wished to eat them like steak!
Her heart had no love in –
But she fell in the oven,
And the kids turned the settings to bake!
A troll met a goat who was trickier
And said his big brother was lickier.
The troll found the latter
Both bigger and fatter,
But also alarmingly kickier!
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