Homonym Riddle-Poems
A riddle for you to solve - “Join this and it can hit you hard.” What is the homonym answer?

The answer to this riddle (which you can find near the bottom of this page) is a homonym. Children both love solving riddles and also creating their own. In this activity they work in pairs to create their own riddle-poems.

In the PowerPoint presentation the children are introduced to the alien creatures Yos and Jayla who both live on the far away planet of SPaG. Between them they talk the children through what a homonym is and then show them how they can work in pairs to create teasing riddle-poems. The answer to each riddle-poem is always a homonym.

The basis of the activity is an exciting word game which is played in pairs. To play the game you are provided with a photocopiable grid of 32 squares featuring 16 different noun phrases.

This resource is intended to foster youngster’s confidence and skill in navigating the quirks of English spelling, by making it a game to engage with, rather than a problem to worry about.

Look out for another Goodeyedeers resource called ‘Homonym Riddles' where you will again meet Yos.

The answer to the riddle at the top of this page is – ‘club’

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Created: Nov 24, 2016

Updated: Jul 9, 2019


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