Open this slideshow and work through each screen, page by page, with the children. By the end they should have a good understanding of what makes a limerick, and have read through four examples. You can print this slideshow too, of course.
Learning about Limericks Slideshow
Print out 20 limericks from Edward Lear, complete with his original funny illustrations. The booklet prints onto A4 paper and folds into an A5 booklet. Staple in the middle.
Here are 4 of our own limericks to enjoy with the kids. Print them out or put them up on the whiteboard / computer monitor to read together.