My favourite food poems

I am posting my favourite two food poems. Anita‘s poem is very simple and simple poems can be a great way to create a strong image. I think Emily was inspired by a funny food poem of mine (see my note under her poem) and brought her own imagination to it. I am always happy for you to use my poems for inspiration!

Congratulations girls. I am sending you both a copy of my book The Letterbox Cat. I just need to order some more so you may have to wait a bit!


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“Hmm, what’s for dinner, what’s for dinner?”

Jane asked.

“Will it be gatatoe and pravy?”

“Or sicken choup”?

“Maybe even chish and fips?”


said Mum.

“We’re having

Potato and gravy,

Chicken soup



Fish and chips.”

Emily R, 10yrs old, Yr. 6 who goes to Hobsonville Primary School. I think Emily was inspired by a poem I have in Macaroni Moon! It’s called ‘Nutty Food.’ I like the way she changed the second part and made the poem her own. Brava!


Food poems make me hungry!


2 thoughts on “My favourite food poems

  1. Rachel Johnstone

    Room 3 at Waikino School would like to share our poem that was inspired by the poems we read on this page. We are 5 and 6 years old.
    Nutty Food by Room 3 Waikino School.
    Cherry is merry at a dairy.
    Red cherry from the dairy.
    Lamb jam on bread for a ram.
    Bake a cake for Talia to take.
    Pink cake to bake.
    Spaghetti and chilli make me silly.
    Bacon and noodles make me snoodle.
    Icing on a bun is fun.
    Jam and ham jumps on a ram.
    Fish and cherry makes me merry.
    Chilli makes me silly!

    1. Paula Green Post author

      Wonderful! What a fun poem.

      Do try my challenges I post near the first of the month. November will be last one for the year. Children can do at school or home.



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