Complete the Newfangled Yankee Doodle Poems

Here's an easy way to practice being a poet. Each of these Newfangled Yankee Doodle Poems is its last line. Can you write one out? Make sure that the last word in the last line rhymes 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
.

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

3. Yankee Doodle went to town
riding on a rooster.
His saddle wasn't high enough,
.

4. Yankee Doodle flew through space
riding on a rocket.
He landed on the moon and brought
.

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

6. Yankee Doodle went to France
with his golden Visa.
But he could not afford to buy
.

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

Stumped? Figured them all out? While there are many different lines that you could write, click here to see what we wrote.

#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.