Does Anyone Know a Funny French Poem?

Someone wrote on our Facebook Group, “Bonjour! May I know a poem that’s really funny for kids in French?”

I asked Monique in France who used to teach 1st grade and she responded:

It depends on the age of the kids and I’m not really sure that what French people find funny will sound funny to other people. I used to teach my students one we found funny it’s called Trèfle de plaisanterie (Clover Joke) by Jacques Charpentreau.

I also taught them:
Le hareng saur (The Smoked Herring) by Charles Cros. Here’s a video of it…

There’s also Chanson pour les enfants l’hiver (Song for Children of Winter) by Jacques Prevert.

You have this site of poems (Desnos‘ poems are usually short and some are funny. There are some other funny ones but they can be long -as “Chez moi” by René de Obaldia. There are links at the bottom of the page.

Here is the link page to poetry sites from a site dedicated to grade teachers.

Thanks for the help Monique!

If anyone would like to share other funny French poems, feel free to in the comments below.

Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Does Anyone Know a Funny French Poem?”

  1. Katelyn Says:


    Une fourmi de dix-huit mètres
    Avec un chapeau sur la tête
    ça n’existe pas, ça n’existe pas.

    Une fourmi traînant un char
    Plein de pingouins et de canards,
    ça n’existe pas, ça n’existe pas.

    Une fourmi parlant français,
    Parlant latin et javanais
    ça n’existe pas, ça n’existe pas.
    Eh ! Pourquoi pas ?

  2. Domitila Madureira Says:

    Bonjour, Lundi! Ça va, Mardi?
    Va dire à Mercredi que nous irons Jeudi
    chercher Vendredi pour aller Samedi
    dîner chez Dimanche en cravate blanche!

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