#WritingPromptWednesday: Riddles


It can be cracked.
It can be made.
It can be told.
It can be played.

What is it?
A joke!

A Riddle is a type of poem that describes something without actually naming what it is, leaving the reader to guess. A riddle is a light-hearted type of poetry which involves the reader.

How do you write a riddle poem?

Riddles can be about anything, from riddles about animals to riddles about objects. They can rhyme or not rhyme.  Have your students select a subject, and list words or phrases to describe it. Have them name the subject at the end. Easy peasy!

We are now accepting submissions for the 5th Annual Pizza Poetry Project. Consider having your students try to write a riddle poem and submit it for consideration!