A kenning poem is a special type of poem that describes an object or a creature without ever using its name. The poem is made up of a list of four descriptions and each description has only two words. Here’s are examples – can you guess what they are? Slide the panel to the right to show what the object is.
Make your own Kenning poem
Create a poem game
Cut out some squares of card the same size. Draw your an object or a creature on one side. Create a Kenning poem for the other side. Ask family members to choose a card with the word side up and guess what is on the other side.