The Ants Invaded Kindergarten

The ants invaded Kindergarten
When we went out to play.
They ate our jelly crackers,
And they threw our plates away.
They sorted all the buttons
Into black and brown and not.
They must have moved the lizard
‘Cause he wasn’t in his spot.
They painted with the green,
But they seemed to use their feet. 
Then they used the toilet,
And they didn’t raise the seat.
We think they played pretend
‘Cause the hats were on the floor.
They used the wooden blocks
To make a village with a store. 
They changed the daily calendar.
Today’s now Saturday.
They pulled out all the alpha-books
And opened them to A.
They must have gotten tired
‘Cause when we came up the stairs
They all were sleeping soundly
In our cozy reading chairs.
The ants invaded Kindergarten
When we went out to play.
They seemed to have such fun,
We invited them to stay.

© 2011 Elizabeth Ehrenfest Steinglass, all rights reserved
2 replies
  1. Neal Levin says:

    Hi Liz,

    I love this poem! It’s such an interesting idea. Too bad nobody else commented on it. I guess that’s because it was one of your earlier blog entries. I think you should post this one on the Poet’s Garage board for a little bit of tweaking and them send it somewhere.

    Neal Levin

    P.S. I hope you find this comment since you posted this poem quite a while back. I also hope your blog doesn’t think I’m a robot.

  2. Liz Steinglass says:

    Hi Neal,
    No, my blog didn’t think you’re a robot, and yes, I saw your comment. Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate it. Maybe I will post this on the Garage. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Happy New Year!
    Liz

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