Peculiar Pets |
Poetry Competition

7-11 Years

Peculiar Pets Video

The purrfect poetry writing activity for 7-11 year-olds!

Peculiar Pets is about to take your young writer on an adventure that’s creative, exciting and lets their imagination run wild!

What would your young writer’s perfect peculiar pet be? An acrobatic bunny? A tech savvy puppy? A vegan crocodile? A giraffe that likes to race? A superhero cat?

Your young writer can create an animal mash-up, be inspired by their perfect pet or make their own awesome animal to write their poem about. It’s a great theme for sense, narrative or riddle poems as well as acrostics and rhymes. It also showcases poetic techniques such as imagery and alliteration.

It’s a roarsome poetry writing activity you and your young writer will love!

If you haven't got a printer, don't panic! Your young writer can draw their picture, write their poem out and send us a photo, or type it up and email it over instead.



To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Please include your child's name, age and full postal address on their entry.

  • Independent entrants must have a UK address to enter.

  • Your child's poem can be on the worksheet or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.

  • Independent entries are still eligible for pupil prizes.

  • Only one entry per person.

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.


Peculiar Pets Prize

Our 10 favourite published poets will each win a fantastic creative writing goody bag!


Every entrant receives a sticker and bookmark.
A certificate of merit for all young writers chosen for publication!

Closing Date: Friday 28th May 2021