N is like M only thinner;
It didn't eat quite as much dinner—
For Nick and Noelle
Two lines parallel
And a diagonal one cross the center.

O is entirely round—
Not a single straight line to be found.
Like a wide open mouth
Saying oops! oh! or ouch!
It makes oceans and oranges abound!

The next of the letters is P
For people and peanuts and please.
Let one straight line prop
With a loop on the top
And you'll make lots of pumpkins and peas!

Q comes next without fail
With quarters, quick questions, and quails:
First a circle that's fat,
Then like the back of a cat
A straight line sticks out like a tail.

R is ever so clever.
It's P and K blended together.
The top hoops about
The bottom leg kicks out—
To run or read there's no better!

S is a letter with style
With summertime, sunshine, and smiles.
Go up and around
Then back around down
Like a snake that slithers for miles!

T is terrific and true
Standing tall as all towers do.
One straight line sits over,
The other points lower
For tigers, trees, and tickles too!

U comes right after T.
It also comes just before V—
An upside down hump
A straight line it bumps:
Unicorn, universe, unique!

V is very healthy—it's true!
With vitamins and vegetables for you.
Two straight lines point down
And meet at the ground
For vacations and violins, too!

W is just like 2 Vs
Stuck together—like twins, Siamese
With why, when, and where?
And who will be there?
W makes words work with ease!

X is the letter that's next.
Not many words start with an X
But X marks the spot
With two lines that cross—
X is never quite what you expect!

The next - to - last letter is Y
For years and yes, give it a try!
Like a small V that sits
On top of a stick
Reaching for the yellow sun in the sky!

Z comes last for a reason
Bringing zeal, zap, and zest to all seasons.
One straight line slants down,
Then at foot and at crown
Two other lines zip—very pleasing!

Have children close their eyes and "picture" the letter in their head as you read the rhymes.

Make a "peek a boo" book with the letter hidden under a flap of paper.

Letter A with Flap

Have children write the letters in the air or trace them on their palm as they listen to the limericks.

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