Poems For Primary Elementary Students (Grades K-3)

9 Poems To Use With Students In Grades K-3

These poems can be used by teachers as discussion pieces or texts to accompany writing projects for students in grades K-3.

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  1. Fishing With My Grandpa

    • By Dawneisha Washington
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Spending Time With Grandpa

    in Family Poems for Kids

    My Grandpa and I do a lot of things together,
    But fishing with my Grandpa is the best ever.
    I love going to the lake when the sky is all blue.
    I love riding in my Grandpa's boat, too.

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    Love your poem about fishing with your Grandpa. There are millions of fish in the oceans and ponds, but being with your Grandpa is a beautiful bond! Enjoy every memory with him; it's priceless!

  2. Wind On The Hill

    in Famous Children Poems

    No one can tell me,
    Nobody knows,
    Where the wind comes from,
    Where the wind goes.

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    Yes, I absolutely love this poem. It just reads so beautifully and really grabs you as soon as you begin to read it. I just love anything that describes nature and weather and makes a person...

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  3. Now We Are Six

    in Famous Children Poems

    When I was One,
    I had just begun.
    When I was Two,
    I was nearly new.

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    I like this poem but I am seven
    So...Now I am seven
    I am in heaven!

  4. Vespers

    in Famous Children Poems

    Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
    Droops on the little hands little gold head.
    Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
    Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.

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    When I was a very little boy, I used to stay round my Nana's house fairly regularly. Every time I did, she would tuck me up in bed and sing this poem to me in her beautiful, soothing voice....

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  5. Waiting At The Window

    in Famous Children Poems

    These are my two drops of rain
    Waiting on the window-pane.

    I am waiting here to see

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    I like watching raindrops going down the windows on a rainy day. It's a good way to pass the time.

  6. Sneezles

    in Famous Children Poems

    Christopher Robin
    Had wheezles
    And sneezles,
    They bundled him

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    I wake up this morning, my 90-year-old body feeling well as it casually recites the Sneezles poem in the back of my mind. I have done so many other times! My four grown children are now...

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  7. Dirty Face

    in Famous Children Poems

    Where did you get such a dirty face,
    My darling dirty-faced child?
    I got it from crawling along in the dirt
    And biting two buttons off Jeremy's shirt.

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    So cute!! Like the spaghetti, chocolate, ice-cream. It's the kids that get the dirtiest, that have the most fun. It's a lifetime of adventure and silliness that they will remember forever....

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  8. Friends

    in Famous Children Poems

    How good to lie a little while
    And look up through the tree!
    The Sky is like a kind big smile
    Bent sweetly over me.

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  9. If I Were King

    in Famous Children Poems

    I often wish I were a King,
    And then I could do anything.

    If only I were King of Spain,

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