Limericks for Kids:  Help Them Celebrate Their Irish Sides at an Early Age!

In this section we review some of the best limericks for kids. We hope that you enjoy them and share them, as a way to help the children in your life express their Irish side at an early age!

Read on for funny limericks about school, animals, and more.

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School Limericks for Kids

Sometimes the younger lads and lasses don’t appreciate school and the discipline that comes with it. The solution? Make it fun with limericks for kids! Here are a few examples:

Is Algebra a fruitless endeavor?
It seems they’ve been trying for ever
To find x, y, and z
And it’s quite clear to me:
If they’ve not found them yet then they'll never.

How to spell the potato has tried
Many minds, sometimes mine, I’ll confide.
Though it may have an eye,
There’s no E – don’t ask why!
Not until it’s been baked, boiled or fried.

A teacher whose spelling's unique,
Thus wrote down the days of the wique :
The first he spelt "Sonday,"
The second day "Munday"
And now a new teacher they sique.

Animal Limericks for Kids

Animals are common subjects in limericks for children. Such limericks will encourage the imagination of young ones to go wild (so to speak). Here are some great examples of clean Irish limericks about animals:

There once was a jumping monkey

And jumping always was he

He fell off a cliff

Because he was stiff

Now jumping he will never be

An elephant slept in his bunk,
And in slumber his chest rose and sunk.
But he snored -- how he snored!
All the other beasts roared-
So his wife tied a knot in his trunk.

There once was a white tailed deer
Who thought spring was the best time of year
Until he got wet
'Cause a puddle he met
Spring was no longer something to cheer

'Old Man' Limericks for Kids

The proverbial Old Man is the star of many clean limericks for kids. Naturally, the outcome of his adventures is always humorous and unexpected.

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared! --
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.”

There was an old man of Dumbree,
Who taught little owls to drink tea;
For he said, 'To eat mice,
Is not proper or nice'
So my friends you must let them go free.

There was an old man of Peru
Who dreamt he was eating his shoe.
He woke in the night,
With a terrible fright,
And found it was perfectly true.

More Clean Limericks

Clean Irish limericks are suitable for any occasion, even when children are present.

You can certainly make everybody laugh and ensure that the people you love are having a great time.

At the same time, you will be avoiding sensitive topics that some individuals may be uncomfortable with.

Speedy Sam, while exploring a cave
Had what I call a very close shave.
He stepped on a bear
That had dozed off in there.
I'm glad he was faster than brave.

There once was a shamrock named Pat,
Who tripped on a root and went splat,
She ripped her best leaf,
And sobbed in her grief,
And ruined her favorite hat.

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Have a look at our main page on Irish limericks here.  This will give you access to hundreds of limericks, organized by category so you can easily find what you are looking for.

And for more information on Irish wit and wisdom, visit our section on Irish Sayings, which are an essential piece of our beloved Irish culture.

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