The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Christmas Crackers

Gather ‘round the table
with family and friends.
Find your Christmas cracker.
Let the fun begin!
Each brightly colored tube
holds a special treat.
Grab the twist of paper,
pull, snap … sweet!
Out tumbles trinkets
just for you.
Don your paper crown.
Share a joke or two.
Christmas dinner
would not be complete,
without a Christmas cracker
at each and every seat.

About the Writer

Deb Reidy

Deb is a former elementary teacher. When in the classroom, she enjoyed sharing the wonders of poetry with her students. Her work has been published in Cricket and Highlights magazines and the poetry anthology Hop to It. Deb is also the author of two education resource books. Her many years of teaching, as well as her interactions with young family members and neighborhood children, are often inspiration for her poems.