Children's Poetry On Social Media

Published: October 19, 2021

Children's Poems On Twitter And Instagram

43 Children's Poems On Twitter And Instagram

Children's poetry is a fun and engaging way to teach children about language. It can be used to make children laugh or inspire them to chase their dreams. Some poems are silly, while others are motivational and teach essential life lessons. You don't have to be a child to enjoy children's poetry. 

Many poets share their work on their social media accounts. We have collected some of our favorite children's poems from Instagram and Twitter with the poets' permission.

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    Making homework stew is not quite what the teacher had in mind. This funny children’s poem shows what can happen when we mishear something. Famous poet Kenn Nesbitt writes humorous poetry for children, and he served as the Children’s Poet Laureate from 2013-2015.

    Homework Stew

    in Famous Children Poems

    I cooked my math book in a broth
    and stirred it to a steaming froth.
    I threw in papers—pencils, too—
    to make a pot of homework stew.

    I turned the flame up nice and hot
    and tossed my binder in the pot.
    I sprinkled in my book report
    with colored markers by the quart.

    Despite its putrid, noxious gas,
    I proudly took my stew to class.
    And though the smell was so grotesque,
    I set it on my teacher’s desk.

    My teacher said, “You’re quite a chef.
    But, still, you’re going to get an F.
    I didn’t ask for ‘homework stew,’
    I said, ‘Tomorrow, homework’s due.'”

    “Homework Stew” copyright © 2005 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved. Published in When the Teacher Isn’t Looking. Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com

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    Children eagerly anticipate summer vacation. There are so many fun things to fill their time during those months. Waiting for summer can be difficult, especially when the school year has just begun. Poems written by former Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt have been used in hundreds of school textbooks around the world.

    I Can't Wait For Summer

    in Famous Children Poems

    I can’t wait for summer, when school days are done,
    to spend the days playing outside in the sun.
    I won’t have to study. No homework, no tests.
    Just afternoons spent on adventures and quests.
    Instead of mathematics and writing reports,
    I’ll go to the park and play summertime sports.
    Instead of assignments, report cards, and grades,
    I’ll get to play baseball and watch the parades.
    I’ll swing on the playground. I’ll swim in the pool
    instead of just practicing lessons in school.
    The second the school year is finally done
    I’ll spend every minute with friends having fun.
    I hardly can wait for the end of the year.
    I’m counting the days until summer is here.
    It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard to be cool.
    It’s hard to believe it’s the first day of school.

    “I Can’t Wait for Summer” copyright © 2005 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved. Published in When the Teacher Isn’t Looking. Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com

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    Some students don’t enjoy being in school. They would like to be practically anywhere else. However, there are still some places that make the classroom not seem so bad. What is worse than being in school? Famous poet Kenn Nesbitt always knows how to make his readers laugh with his humorous children’s poetry.

    Let Me Out Of The Class

    in Famous Children Poems

    (sing to the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game")

    Let me out of the classroom.
    Let me out of the school.
    I’m not so good at geography.
    I would rather be watching T.V.

    It’s still twenty minutes till recess.
    Lunch is hours away.
    Won’t you please, please, please get me out
    of the class today?

    Someone’s here with a note now.
    Teacher’s calling my name.
    He says my mother is right outside.
    I should go and she’ll give me a ride

    to my yearly dentist appointment.
    I forgot it’s today!
    Teacher please, please, please help me out.
    Won’t you let me stay?

    “Let Me Out of the Classroom” copyright © 2007 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved. Published in Revenge of the Lunch Ladies. Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com

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    What would happen if a different type of cement were to be used on sidewalks? In this amusing poem by former Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, we find out the silliness that would be sure to ensue. Kenn Nesbitt’s poems have been used in hundreds of school textbooks around the world.

    Springy Sidewalk

    in Famous Children Poems

    The people outside on the sidewalk
    can’t seem to remain on the ground.
    They’re jumping and hopping and springing,
    and generally bouncing around.

    I’ve never seen anything like it.
    It’s such an unusual scene,
    as if they have springs in their sneakers,
    or bounce on a big trampoline.

    I think I know what may have happened
    that caused this chaotic event:
    Last week they replaced our old sidewalk
    with one made of rubber cement!

    “Springy Sidewalk” copyright © 2021 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved. Published in The Aliens Have Landed at Our School. Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com

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    A Spider's Skill

    in Animal Poems for Kids

    How doth the little spider be,
    A Master of Geometry?
    Oh tell me, tell me, if you know,
    Where did she learn to weave quite so?
    Please tell me little Spider friend,
    How many hours did you spend
    Creating such a sight to see,
    Such skillful lines of symmetry?
    Concentric frame,
    Installed at night,
    A work of art,
    By morning light!

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    Song

    in Nature Poems for Kids

    march ringing ting-a-linging
    bird winging green swinging

    spring singing

    sun daisy corn hazy
    cloud gazey june lazy

    summer crazy

    leaf turning summer yearning
    ghost twirling red curling

    autumn swirling

    snowy ruffle icy bluffle
    cold snuffle warm duffle

    winter muffle


    First Published in Poetry Works and Poster Pack, Folens

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    Picking out Halloween costumes is a lot of fun for children. The options are endless. In this poem, one child knows exactly what he wants to be…something that will cause fright for other kids.

    Halloween Is Nearly Here

    in Famous Holiday Poems

    Halloween is nearly here.
    I’ve got my costume planned.
    It’s sure to be the most horrific
    outfit in the land.

    If you should see me coming
    you may scream and hide your head.
    My get-up will, I guarantee,
    fill every heart with dread.

    My costume may cause nightmares.
    Yes, my mask may stop your heart.
    You might just shriek and wet yourself,
    then squeamishly depart.

    And yet, I won’t be dressing as
    you might expect me to.
    I will not be a vampire
    or ghost that hollers “boo!”

    I won’t look like a werewolf
    or a goblin or a ghoul,
    or even like a slimy blob
    of deadly, dripping drool.

    I will not be a zombie
    or some other horrid creature.
    No, this year I’ll be much, much worse…
    I’m dressing as a teacher.

    “Halloween is Nearly Here” copyright © 2012 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved. Published in The Armpit of Doom. Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com

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    My Spaceship

    in Poems for Kids

    I've a picture of Pluto,
    My white spacesuit,
    My robot Charlie,
    My red moon-boots,
    All hidden tight,
    In my secret lair,
    My spaceship under the stairs.

    Not even Mum,
    Nor my sister Sal,
    Not even Dad,
    Nor my brother Cal,
    Can come with me,
    To my secret lair,
    My spaceship under the stairs.

    I can jet to the moon,
    Or fly to Mars,
    Take my shuttle,
    Or my solar car,
    Shout, 'We have lift-off!'
    On a faraway star,
    In my spaceship under the stairs.

    I can catch a comet,
    Or a meteorite,
    Zoom round and round,
    A satellite,
    Do what I want,
    Whenever I like,
    In my spaceship under the stairs.

    It's my special place,
    When I creep inside,
    To play or think,
    To dream or hide,
    Or just to be there,
    With my old cloth bear,
    In my spaceship under the stairs.


    First published in "Space Poems" chosen by Gaby Morgan, Macmillan.

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    One Kind Word

    in Inspiring Poems for Kids

    One kind word can change a thought,
    It can change an opinion,
    Change a mind.

    One kind word can offer hope,
    It can give happiness,
    Change an experience.

    One kind word can bring growth,
    It can give someone strength,
    Change a day.

    One kind word can make a difference,
    It can show someone cares,
    Change a life.

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    Ache

    in School Poems For Kids

    When teams are picked, for playground games,
    I never seem to hear my name.
    I stand and watch the choices made
    And, one by one, my hopes all fade.
    I look around, and force a smile,
    Lean on the chain-link fence awhile.
    I say, as they all race away,
    I didn’t really want to play,
    But, deep inside the pit of me,
    I ache an ache no one can see.

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    Fossils

    in Poems for Kids

    O, its bones may be colossal,
    But the trouble with a fossil
    Is that it doesn’t give a clue
    As to the creature’s actual hue.

    Those Pterodactyl things that flew,
    Were they red or green or blue?
    And that Brontosaurus fellow,
    Did he come in mauve and yellow?

    As for those Stegosaurus types,
    Maybe they had snazzy stripes?
    And was Tyrannosaurus Rex
    Perhaps adorned with spots or checks?

    And was old Archaeopteryx
    Just one colour, or a mix?
    And Woolly Mammoth, what d’you think,
    Purple, puce or shocking pink?

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    Find the letter for each stanza and make the word.

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    Riddle Poem

    in Poems for Kids

    I am in speak but not in tell,
    I am in whisper but not in yell,
    I am in peel but not in bell,
    And you’ll find me in spin as well as spell.

    I am in loyal but not in true,
    I am in gold but not in blue,
    I am in hold but not in glue,
    I am in know but not in knew.

    I am in haste but not in soon,
    I am in space but not in room,
    I am in shine but not in moon,
    I am in flower but not in bloom.

    My last is in mighty but not yet great,
    You’ll find me in Molly but not in Kate,
    I’m never in yak and never in you,
    But always in rhyme and poem too.


    A version of this was first published in "The Universal Vacuum Cleaner and Other Riddle Poems" compiled by John Foster, Illustrated by Tony Ross, Oxford University Press (2005)

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    The Wind

    in Nature Poems for Kids

    The Wind is such a strange and amazing being –
    It has no legs, yet it travels far and wide.
    It soars up to the clouds, climbs mountain peaks,
    Swirls across sandy deserts and sweeps over the sea side.
    The Wind has no tongue, yet we can hear its voice,
    When it whispers, whistles, hums, and sighs.
    And when it rains, and a storm comes along,
    We can hear the Wind as it howls and cries.
    The Wind has no muscles, yet it lifts and carries away rooftops,
    And easily uproots tall, strong trees.
    It snatches umbrellas right out of our hands,
    And pulls down houses and buildings with ease.
    Though we can’t see the wind, we can feel its presence,
    Sometimes it’s ever so cold, and sometimes it feels warm.
    And though the Wind sometimes gets cross, I know that it likes to play -
    When I bring out my kite, the happy Wind never does me any harm!

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    Dreambeast

    in Inspiring Poems for Kids

    If you have a dream
    that won’t go away
    that gnaws at your toes
    with each waking day.

    That sings beneath notes
    and swirls between stars.
    From lines in great books
    it thrashes and gnarls.

    From cinema screens
    it leaps along light
    and twists your insides
    and stalks you at night.

    Then give it attention.
    Tame that wild dream.
    It’s there for a reason
    yet to be seen.

    A beast of the future
    only you own.
    Don't let it escape
    into the unknown.

    Train it with care
    and boost its esteem.
    Spotlight it brightly
    so it can be seen.

    Or dreams can turn nasty
    tire and groan.
    Diminishing creatures
    if left all alone.

    The beast never dies
    just shrinks and goes cold.
    A lone, solemn dream
    growing weary and old.

    So feed it with strength
    Believe that it’s real
    Nurture with love
    And trust how it feels

    Fight the dream-bruisers
    wish-batterers too
    and splatterers of hope
    who'll be waiting for you.

    Feel the roar rumble.
    Hear every shout.
    It’s your beast of a dream
    just dying to get out.

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    Catnaps

    in Animal Poems for Kids

    When my cat sleeps, he snoozes
    Inside the laundry basket,
    Or on top of a tree,
    Crammed inside a shelf,
    Where no-one can see.
    In empty shopping bags,
    And cartons made of cardboard,
    On piles of books and newspapers,
    And suitcases that are stored.
    Curled up under furniture,
    In places we’d never think to look.
    Or nestled behind a flower pot,
    In a hard to find nook.
    Since my cat sleeps for at least sixteen hours each day
    He must be bored of sleeping in the same old way!

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    Travel For Fun

    in Poems for Kids

    I want to travel around the world for fun,
    And see different lands, one by one.
    But I would not like to travel by aeroplane, train, or by car -
    I would like to have a magic carpet that will take me afar.

    I will keep the carpet under my bed, rolled upright,
    So it will be easy to reach, when I want to take flight.
    I won’t need to get a passport, or buy a ticket when I want to fly,
    I’ll just sit on my magic carpet, and wave everyone good-bye!

    I’ll cross rivers and valleys, and the snowy Himalayas so tall,
    And fly to faraway China to see the Great Wall.
    Then I’ll float to Egypt, and visit the great Nile,
    And see the pyramids, and the Sphinx’s mysterious smile.

    I’ll travel to the African jungles where wild animals roam,
    And visit European cities like London, Paris, and Rome
    But on my magic carpet, before I eagerly set out,
    There’s something that I’m a little worried about.

    I keep thinking of it, again and again –
    What will happen if my magic carpet gets caught in the rain?
    I’m sure that soaking wet carpets can’t fly far away -
    So, to travel for fun, I must find another way!

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    Can you figure out the answer to this math problem?

    Teacher's Torture

    Math Poem

    in Poems for Kids

    Add two times twenty-two,
    To twelve and twenty more,
    Take forty-five from fifty-five,
    Add four by forty-four.

    Add six and six to sixteen,
    To eighteen by eleven,
    To nine and nine and ninety-nine,
    Add nine from ninety-seven.

    Add thirty-three and thirteen,
    Take seven from twenty-four,
    Add seventy-seven to sixty-six,
    And total up your score.

    You can count them on your fingers,
    You can count them on your toes,
    You can count them out with counters,
    You can count them out in rows.

    And when you’ve got the answer,
    When you’re sure, and only then –
    You can add another hundred
    And count them all again!


    First published in "The Works 2" selected by Brian Moses and Pie Corbett, Macmillan (2002).

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    Friday Feeling

    in School Poems For Kids

    At school you must be good
    And never get there late,
    But when it comes to Friday
    The children think it’s great

    Because it’s time for the weekend,
    It’s time to have a rest,
    It’s time to stay in bed ‘til late
    And walk round in your vest.

    The teachers all work hard
    To try to educate,
    But when it comes to Friday
    The teachers think it’s great

    Because it’s time for the weekend,
    It’s time to have a rest,
    It’s time to stay in bed ‘til late
    And walk round in your vest.

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    Glad That I'm Me!

    in Poems for Kids

    If I was a flag
    I’d be flapping and raising
    If I was a star
    Up high I’d be blazing!

    If I was a saint
    I’d be singing and praying
    If I was some hips
    You just know I’d be swaying!

    If I was a bird
    I’d be nesting and crowing
    If I was a cup
    I’d be just overflowing!

    If I was a mouth
    I’d be laughing and joking
    If I was a fire
    I’d be roaring and smoking!

    If I was the sky
    You just know I’d be lightning
    If I was a ghost
    I’d be spooky and frightening!

    But just look at me now
    As plain as can be
    I’m glad that I’m normal
    I’m glad that I’m me!

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