Rhyme Time: Adding Rhymes to Your Layouts

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Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Rachel Myerson

I have a son that loves to rhyme.  He would never say something is "easy" when he could say it's "easy-peasy lemon-squeezy." He calls his grandmother, "Grandma Joanie Pony Bologna Pepperoni Heckaroni" (I don't even think that last one is a word). I have a dad who rhymes too; he is constantly quoting the great doctor (Seuss) and calls his wife of 50 years, "Joanie Pony." I guess it runs in the family.

Personally, I don't rhyme, and I don't write poetry either, although I could probably manage an occasional limerick. Even so, I can include rhymes on my layouts in interesting ways, and you can too.

The most obvious way to include rhymes is in a layout about rhyming, such as this one about my son learning to read. On the layout, I used some actual words that he had learned to read.


Another easy way to include rhymes in your layouts is to quote famous ones, such as those found in children's books. One of my dad's favorite Dr Seuss quotes is: "At our house we play out back. We play a game called Ring the Gack."


I was able to use it without change on this layout. Even if you never play Gack, you can still use this quote for your own rhymes. For example, "At our house we play outside. We play a game called super slide" or any other variation that works for you. There are many lines from Dr. Seuss books that can be easily altered to provide rhymes for a variety of themes.

There are many other children's books that can inspire rhymes for your layouts. Consider "Good Night Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown or anything by Sandra Boynton. If you want something more traditional, consider classic poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson.

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Reading these words, you can probably picture the layout in your head.

Doing a bewitching Halloween layout? Consider these famous rhyming words from William Shakespeare:

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

Whether you list rhyming words, create your own rhyming lines, use a famous rhyming quote, or paraphrase that quote, rhyming on layouts can be a fun choice for titles or journaling. Don't think you can do it? Well you can, it's easy-peasy.


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