Last Night We Had Company For Dinner

Funny poems for kids illustration Last Night We Had Company For Dinner
How well do you know your table manners?
Last Night We Had Company For Dinner

I didn’t talk with my mouth full
and I sat up straight.
I kept my elbows off the table
and my fingers off my plate.

I kept my salad fork on the left
and my butter knife on the right.
And I always said “Excuse me”
to show that I’m polite.

I didn’t reach across the table
or knock over any glasses.
I didn’t throw my food
but I made some winning passes.

I put my napkin in my lap
to show I’m no beginner,

…but

there was so much to remember,
I forgot to eat my dinner!

 

Copyright Arden Davidson, 1998

 

POEM FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY ARDEN DAVIDSON

Illustration from Pixabay.

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Good Manners

1. What do you think is the hardest rule to remember when eating at the table with good manners?

2. Why do you think we have such a thing as good manners while eating?

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