Grandma Poems That Will Make Her Smile

Grandma poems are a great personalized gift for your grandma. The poems take a little time to make, but she will cherish them forever.

When you write a poem for your grandma, you create a unique gift -- something that no one else could ever make. Your grandma will often look at the poem and think of you. She might keep it:

  • tucked away in a special drawer for rainy days
  • posted on the refrigerator for everyone to see
  • hung on the wall in the living room

Imagine the smile on her face when she reads your poem!

smiling grandma

Learn how to write memorable grandma poems by following this easy guide. You will learn:


When to give a poem

You can give your grandma a poem at any time during the year.

Grandparent's Day in October is a good time to give a poem. Mother's Day works, too! You can write poems for Christmas or for her birthday. Really, you can give her a poem any time for anything.

Ideas for grandma poems

So what should you write about?

Shared experiences make for great poem material. Does she go to your soccer games or take you to the park? Do you play cards or board games together? Does she buy you presents?

You’re lucky to have her in your life! Show your appreciation for her love.

Think about memories that you have with your grandmother, such as washing the car or going to church.

Use the power of food! Write grandma poems about:

  • going to a favorite restaurant together
  • enjoying her famous meat loaf
  • baking cookies together

Brainstorm qualities a grandma has or would like to have, and include these in your poem. Here are some qualities to get you started:

  • wise
  • caring
  • loving
  • sense of humor
  • independent
  • smart
  • unique
  • fun to be around
  • good listener

Finally, just tell her how you feel. Maybe you want to give her a hug or garden with her. These would all be good things to include in your grandma poems.

Poem structure

Next, consider how you will write your grandma poem. You might be familiar with this famous romantic poem:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.

This sounds sweet, but is also a little boring. Poems don’t have to rhyme or have any sort of structure. They are meant to express human emotions in few words.

Take a look at another poem about flowers:

in time of daffodils(who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why,remember how

in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so(forgetting seem)

in time of roses(who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if,remember yes

in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek(forgetting find)

and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me,remember me

-e.e. cummings

How is this different from the first poem? What does it make you feel?

The second poem is packed full of emotion. It touches on the stages of life - growth, finding purpose, death, and remembrance.

The most important part of a poem is not the structure or rhymes, it’s how the poem makes you feel.

When writing a poem for your grandma, think -- how will this make her feel? If she feels loved and appreciated, it’s a great poem!grandma

Consider an acronym (acrostic poem). In this format, the first letters of each line spell a word. This gives structure to your poem when you have many things to say, and they don’t even have to rhyme!

An example that spells "grandma" is:

 Good listener
 Reads books to me
 Always around to help
 Nice to me
 Doesn't raise her voice
 Makes delicious hamburgers
 Asks me about my friends

Instead of "grandma", consider using her first name or a quality like "loving" or "caring" as your base word.

How to write a draft

You’ve thought about your grandmother and the structure of the poem. The next step is writing the poem itself. Write a few versions of the poem and see which one you like the best.

The poem can range from a few lines long to a few pages long.

When you settle on a poem, check it over for mistakes. Look for spelling mistakes or repeated words or phrases. Ask someone else to look it over, too.

Mistakes are not that big of a deal, though. Just writing the poem is the most important thing. Mistakes can actually be cute or funny because you can look back and see how much you’ve learned since you wrote it.

Are you having a tough time getting all of your ideas in one poem? You can always write more poems later. Save your unused ideas somewhere for the next poem!

Getting supplies

For the final copy for grandma, you’ll need some supplies. These can often be found around the house.

Grab something to write with and something to write on.

You could use a pen, pencil, crayon, or marker.

Paper can range from everyday paper to high quality stationary. It doesn't need to be fancy though. You'll definitely want more than one sheet in case you make a mistake and need to try again.

Write the final poem by hand instead of using a computer. While a computer poem might look nice, it's not quite as personal as a hand-written poem.

Are you crafty?

Consider making a craft for grandma that includes the poem. This gives your poem a thoughtful, home-made presentation.

Writing the final version

Once you have your draft written and your materials assembled, you can write the final version of your poem with confidence. If you mess up, no worries. Just use a new sheet of paper and try again. Grandma doesn't need to know about the wastebasket full of crumpled paper!

If you're really proud of your poem, you can make or purchase a frame to put the poem in. This puts a special touch on your poem and makes it easy to hang on a wall. Plus, it protects the poem from damage so it will last longer.

Now go write that poem!

This article shows that creating grandma poems can be easy. Poems for grandma are an inexpensive gift idea that she will remember for a very long time.

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