The New Adventures of Yankee Doodle
Fill-In-The-Blank Poems

Here's an easy way to practice being a poet. Each of these Newfangled Yankee Doodle Poems is missing a word or two. Can you figure out what they are? For a hint, look at the second line of each poem. The missing word or words must rhyme with the last word in the second line. Good luck. Once you've become a pro at Newfangled Yankee Doodle poems, try writing your own and enter our Yankee Doodle contest!

 
1. Yankee Doodle went to town
riding on a chicken.
He went into a restaurant
and came out finger .

2. Yankee Doodle went to town
riding on a monkey.
He had to take a shower quick,
because he smelled so .

3. Yankee Doodle went to town
riding on a rooster.
His saddle wasn't high enough,
so now he's got a .

4. Yankee Doodle flew through space
riding on a rocket.
He landed on the moon and brought
some cheese home in his .

5. Yankee Doodle went to town
with his favorite blankey.
Every time he had to sneeze
he used it as a .

6. Yankee Doodle went to France
with his golden Visa.
But he could not afford to buy
Da Vinci's Mona .

7. Mrs. Doodle went to town
riding on a 'gator.
She didn't feed the 'gator
so the hungry 'gator .

Stumped? Figured them all out? Click here to see the answers.

#1, #2, #7 copyright 1996 by Bruce Lansky, reprinted from My Dog Ate My Homework, published by Meadowbrook Press; # 5 & #6 © 1999 by Bruce Lansky, reprinted from If Pigs Could Fly…and Other Deep Thoughts, published by Meadowbrook Press; #3 © 1999 by Bruce Lansky, reprinted from Mary Had a Little Jam, published by Meadowbrook Press; #4 © 1993 by Robert Scotellaro, reprinted from Mary Had a Little Jam, published by Meadowbrook Press.