A comfortable and safe place to be is at home. A home where we can reside, love our dogs, and hang out with friends, a location to create lasting memories and a means of generating future wealth, a location where we are actually free to be who we are. A home consists of family members who have an important role in shaping our lives. Through this poem, we will get to know about the value of the house and its members.
There is a house poem with pictures and lyrics given below and needs to be recited by the parents for the kids. The poem can be enacted to make it more interesting.
There is a house,
A yellow house,
Atop a winding lane
Where dwells a man
Who drives to work
And then drives back again.
And in this house,
This yellow house,
Live thirty-six pet mice
Who helps to clean
And keep it looking nice.
Mice Living in the House
And in the yard,
A great big yard,
Are thirteen hungry sheep
Who feed upon
The grassy lawn
And rarely make a peep.
Sheep in the Yard
A spider on
Keeps a close watch on the sky
And always knows
If there’ll be snow
Or if it will be dry.
House with Weathervane
The way they live—
A happy, motley clan—
With each one there
Doing his share
The very best he can.
The poem is about a person living in a house situated on a winding lane. In that house, other than the man lives mice, sheep and a spider. They help each other in maintaining the house neat and clean and have different roles to play. They do their best to protect and maintain the house.
Parents can teach children the role everyone in the house plays to maintain it. You can also engage in the activity of making a family tree with your children to make them familiar with their ancestors. Other than that, you can motivate children to learn the names of animals.
There are some difficult words in the poem that kids might have come across. The meanings of such difficult words are given below which can be then further used to make sentences from them.
Atop - on the top
Winding lane - a twisted form of the lanes or roads
Dwells - lives in
Travertine - white coloured rock used to build the buildings
Yard - huge length of something
Rarely - not often
Weathervane - revolving pointer to show the directions mainly placed on top of the building
Curious - eager to learn or know something
Motley - unique in appearance and character
There is a house poem pdf available on the site that can be downloaded by the parents and used offline. The poem is about a man, mice, sheep and a spider living in a house. They did their work and helped in keeping the house clean and safe. For more such interesting poems for kids, explore our website.
1. What did the mice do in the house?
The thirty-six pet mice in the house helped in cleaning the flooring of the house which was made using the travertine.
2. What did the sheep do?
There were thirteen sheep in the yard who ate the grass that grew in the yard and kept the yard clean.
3. What was the role of the spider?
The spider was there on the weathervane and knew when it would snow and when it would not. So, the spider’s role was to predict the weather conditions.