Kaytlin, 12, of Fenton and Adam, 7, of St. Louis, both received summer fun packs that included four tickets to Raging Rivers Waterpark. Their poems, along with all 31 entries, are printed below. Check your mail in September for the fall issue of STL SuperKids, for more contests and your chance to win!
Dance with the sea
Walks on the beach
Days in the sun
Swims in the ocean
Come on every one
You know you enjoy it
Whether you’re younger or older
So have a good time
Before the weather gets colder
Splash in the ocean
Dive with the sea
Don’t hide from the fun
Come here and you’ll see
The sun is burning
It’s 90 degrees
There’s lots to discover
You just wait and see
We’re having so much fun
We can hardly breathe
The ocean is calling
The waves are all falling
So come and be happy
And dance with the sea
Kaytlin, Age 12
Going down to the swimming hole.
Smooth water. A little cold.
Lots of teeny baby fish.
With all my cousins.
An awesome wish.
Adam, Age 7
Swimming On Those Hot Summer Days
I say “can
we take a
“yes,” I will
I get out!
wet, a time
I could never
for ice cream?
Melody, Age 6 ½
Summer, when you think about it,
It’s not just a season.
It’s a time to get out
And have fun
It’s a time for couch potatoes
To get out and exercise.
Summer’s a time to ge together,
Talk with people.
Summer to me is not just a season,
It’s my birthday.
July 12 is not just my birthday,
This day 40 years ago the etch-a-sketch was made.
1997 the year I was born was when,
William J. Clinton was president.
And 300 years before my birthday
President George Washington was president.
Summer is nice,
Summer is sweet.
It’s as sweet as a tasty treat.
Such as a popsicle, tasty and sweet
It’s the perfect treat for me to eat!
Summer is so beautiful
The sun shines so bright.
Flowers open up so pretty
And fireflies fly in the night.
Buzzing around is what they like to do,
To light up the night for me and you.
Pools are fun, sprinklers too,
Getting you wet is what they do.
My favorite part of summer
Is when I get to catch creatures
Like lizards and butterflies, how about you?
Shelby, Age 8
Crisp cool pool
Fritze’s icecream rules
My mom jumps into the cold water
Joining me in the pool… her daughter
Sweat rushes off my hot tomato red face
As I very quickly tie my dirty show lace
We are losing the game and then… wham
I, me, I hit the biggest grandslam
As you can guess we won the awesome game
And I’m the one to blame for the other team’s shame
I was so excited I almost screamed
We won which means we get icecream
I absolutely positively love summer time
Loving it is definitely no crime
Taylor, Age 10
Summertime is so much fun,
Sunscreen smell upon my skin,
Swimming in the pool all day,
Swimsuits, sun glasses and some friends,
Sweets and treats that never last,
So many memories upon which I will look back,
Summertime is my best friend and that’s
why I wish it would never end
Emily, Age 15
I dream of sandy beaches
And seashells on the shore
The castle fever catches
Scallops, conches, hermit crabs and more
On the way to see it all
We got lost along the road
Unable to play beach ball
The thought was such a load
We saw the beach before us
When finally we arrived
We watched the tide go up and down
And got an ocean ride
I watched the seabirds walk
And search the ocean wide
In hopes of catching a thing to eat
Before the tide had died
But when the sun was going down
The sea birds walke d the shore
The tide came up to reach his goal
My castles were no more
Maria, Age 10
Insects in Summer
There are so many insects,
All around the world,
And the blessed one who mad them,
Is my loving Lord.
The pretty little butterfly,
To the buzzing bee,
But some we do not love too much,
Like the mosquito and the flea.
I like the little caterpillar,
I really love them so,
And once when I was little,
I really named one Mo!
I like the little spider,
He’s always crawling here and there,
He makes a home of stingy stuff,
But sometimes it might tear.
But I love all the insects,
I love them one and all,
And whenever I am with them,
I always have a ball!
Elizabeth, Age 10
In the hot, summer sun
I have lots of fun.
I run through the sprinkler as fast s I can,
holding my popsicle tight in my hand.
I run to the pool to get in it first.
With a splish and a splash,
I have lots fun
As I float on my raft,
I think of the fun times that I’ve had.
That’s the end of my summer.
My, my – that went fast!
Ashley, Age 6
Summer means a lot of things to me. Such as the
Ice cream means a cooler me, and a swimming pool
means more friends.
When road trips show you more great landmarks and
vacations mean more hugs from Mickey or maybe Bugs
Summer is a time when family reunions are something
special and Birthdays are so exciting. When school is a
past memory and recess is every day of the hour. But
the most important meaning of summer for me…
is never forgetting those priceless memories you shared
with the people you love.