Teach your younger pupils the secret of writing fantastic riddle poems with Little Riddlers. Challenging, rewarding, fun and helps pupils enjoy poetry, get ready to set imaginations on fire and light up your classroom!
Use the engaging worksheet alongside the optional video activity and lesson plan to engage and motivate your pupils to plan, draft and write their very own riddle poems. From people and places to food and storybook characters there is lots to inspire your budding little riddlers.
See what others think of Little Riddlers…
"Very good lesson. The online video gave very clear rules and the children in my class loved the ideas."
"A super challenge for all the children - they really engaged and enjoyed trying to trick each other."
"Lovely competition which the children really enjoyed!"
"Riddles done by year 1 and 2. They really enjoyed the task!"
"The children enjoyed coming up with their own ideas for the riddles and thinking of clues. The resources provided were a good quality."
"Children were really excited and keen to enter. The competition really inspired their imagination! Would love to do it again in the future. "
"Lovely resources and activities, thank you very much!"
"Online materials very useful. "
Houghton Le Spring
"Beautiful resources included in the pack and online. Children loved taking part."
"Really well structured booklet, including examples and planning page. "
"A fantastic competition!"
"All pupils were really enthused and excited to write their riddles."
"My class have thoroughly enjoyed writing their riddle. They were all so motivated to write and it was so lovely to see a real buzz in the classroom when they were writing them."
"The children had a fantastic time planning and writing their riddles. They were so engaged and enthusiastic."
"The children found this task engaging and rewarding. "
"The riddlers poetry competition is a fantastic idea. The children found it challenging and yet a lot of fun as well."
"The children found it really exciting. They used their imagination well."
"Children engaged and enthusiastic when taking part in this activity."
"The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part!"
"Very enjoyable writing task for the children. I found the video very children friendly and informative."
"The children really enjoyed this. Thank you!"
"Fantastic resources and very engaging for all children in year five!"
"To all the Young Writers team, Thank you so much for your resources - the children are so inspired by them and the opportunity to get their work published. We are a small group of home-educators; many of the students have disabilities and/ or anxiety related to school and writing. These projects are fun for them and a pleasure for me to deliver. "
"The children loved writing their riddles, resulting in some of the best writing they have produced. "
"A simple format to follow and teach . The children enjoyed writing their riddles, thank you!"
"Lovely idea to encourage children to write poetry. Would love to be sent some more competitions!"
"Great! The children loved the video. It really helped to inspire them."
"We enjoyed writing our Riddle poems in class. We had fun on a wintery January day."
"The children were all so excited to start writing their riddles! A perfect Friday afternoon lesson!"
"The children loved creating their own riddles and it made a great link to our Science topic about living things."
"A fun writing activity that easily integrated into English lessons!"
"The P4 children loved writing their riddles. Unfortunately, my 8 year-olds in class could not enter but wrote riddles anyway. "
"We do offer a competition for 7-11 year-olds, this terms poetry competition is called Rhyme Craft. As your school is a primary school, you will have received both Little Riddlers and Rhyme Craft for your pupils. "
"Pupils loved this competition! Since we have been looking at Robert Burns' poems - it fitted in nicely!"
"A fantastic competition. My year 2 class really enjoyed this activity. They had great fun thinking of adjectives, similes and tricky clues. "
"The children really enjoyed this lesson. The competition really motivated them. More please!"
"Thank you - the children loved this competition. Our theme was 'All creatures great and small' hence them all being animal themed."
"Children loved this activity. They were really engaged and put in a lot of effort. They had lots of fun."
"A fantastic idea to engage the children in writing! They really enjoyed themselves and developed great creativity and independence."
"The children really enjoyed this opportunity and are incredibly excited about the competition. "
"The children have really enjoyed applying their literacy skills to write a riddle. We have linked it to our topic work. "
"My children's favorite lesson all year! Nothing like the potential to be a published poet to get the writing flowing."
"My class really enjoyed completing these as their homework. They were keen to share their ideas."
"The children really enjoyed reading and guessing each others riddles. "
"A really nice planning sheet - thanks! Children enjoyed this."
"My class thoroughly enjoyed this activity. They loved the competition element and fitting it in with our topic book."
"We loved the online video introducing and explaining the task. Everyone was highly motivated to take part."
"Children very excited at the prospect of having their work published."
"Very engaging online resources. Resources supported my reluctant writers. Gives writing a purpose."
"Thank you - the children really enjoyed writing the riddles and it fitted perfectly with our topic!"
"Brilliant activity! My class loved it. "
"Our children loved taking part in this writing competition - thank you!"
"The children have really enjoyed doing this and produced some great riddles. Thanks."
"The children really enjoyed completing this as a home challenge!"
"The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their riddles and the activities provided were clear and motivating."
"Children loved the activity. "
"Great idea. Children liked coming up with riddles and guessing the answer."
"The children had great fun "playing" with riddles and words, whilst learning about poetry!"
"My class really enjoyed all aspects of making up their riddles. The PowerPoint was fantastic and a great opener as well as an aid to refresh the learning intentions."
"A brilliant activity. The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their riddles and listening to each others!"
"Great competition. Children really enjoyed this!"
"Poetry can sometimes be difficult for younger children to grasp but this competition really grabbed their attention and was set out in a simple format to involve everyone."
"This was quite tricky for my 5 year-olds but with adult help (one girl) they did well! I love this competition though."
"An excellent resource - really helps the children's creativity."
"Children enjoyed creating riddles. They even went home and wrote some. They wait every year to publish their work."
"A great opportunity for our pupils to showcase their poetry skills!"
"We have really enjoyed writing our riddles and the children have really taken to it. Hopefully it will be on again next year. "
"My year 2's loved this! Lots of discussion about how to trick the reader."
"Liked the online resources.Children enjoyed although it's the first time they have written a poem!"
"Fab competition! Great to have something short that we can mold to fit our topic."
"The children have really enjoyed writing their poems. We have had such positive feedback from parents."
"A fantastic idea! My Y2 class have loved planning and writing their Harvest Riddles."
"The free resources, especially the video, were very engaging. The children couldn't wait to write their riddles after watching the video and they had a good understanding of what a riddle was."
"My children really enjoyed it!"
"Great ideas - well thought out entry booklets. Our children enjoyed writing their riddles."
"The children really enjoyed writing their riddles!"
"Making it rhyme was too hard! "
"Riddles don't have to rhyme - through the resources we share different examples, but will get the worksheet updated with two new examples, one that rhymes and one that doesn't. Apologies for any confusion caused!"
"The children thorough enjoyed this lesson. I was overwhelmed by their efforts!"
"The children loved writing their riddles and this fitted in our 'Animals' topic really well."
"A fun and exciting writing opportunity, which we built a whole unit around. Children were keen and eager to write! Fab!"
"The children really enjoyed this competition! They seemed very enthusiastic and were inspired to write riddles at home!"
"The children enjoyed the challenge!"
"Really enjoyed this activity as a riddle. Great ideas from this."
"The children enjoyed participating in this activity!"
Only one entry per student
Poems can be written or typed on any theme and in any poetic style
Ensure that all students include their name, surname and age on the entry form
Our top 5 favourite little poets will each win a Little Riddlers Gift Box (winners will be chosen from entries received in Spring Term 2018).
PLUS a free copy of the book your pupils feature in
Our top 5 favourite little poets will each win a Little Riddlers Gift Box
Bookmark for every entrant
Sticker for every entrant (you can order these once your entries have been received!)
Certificate of merit for those selected for publication
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If you need any further entry forms you can photocopy or download them, give us a call or email or use the Resources Request form below.
Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:
Young Writers PS
Alternatively, upload your pupils' poems here
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To see the competition pack, including full competition information and resources, please fill in the short form below. All download links will appear once the form is sent and the links will also be emailed to you.
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