Poems for Kids

Poems for Kids

Rhyming Children's Poems

Children might not be interested in the mechanics and techniques involved in poetry writing. However, there is an effective way to get them interested in poetry. The key is to read them plenty of poetry written with children in mind. Many children's poems feature things that interest children, things they can relate to, like missing the school bus or cafeteria lunches. Funny poems are the best for getting kids motivated to write their own material. If a poem about underwear or bugs makes them laugh, they are likely to develop a love for poetry even at an early age.

59 All Types of Poems for Kids

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  1. 1. Now We Are Six

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

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    I remember my dad reading this poem to me when I turned 6! He read many poems and stories to me but this was one of my favorites! Did not realize it was Winnie the Pooh until recently. To...

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  3. 2. Waiting At The Window

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

    I am waiting here to see

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    Isn't it awesome how while there is rain we still have something to do!

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  5. 3. Vespers

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    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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    I also grew up with A.A. Milne and Childcraft books. "Vespers" is a special kind of magic that happens only a very few times in a person's life. When I was [or when we were] very young, the...

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  6. 4. Wynken, Blynken, And Nod

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    Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
    Sailed off in a wooden shoe,—
    Sailed on a river of crystal light
    Into a sea of dew.

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  7. 5. The Shut-Eye Train

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    Come, my little one, with me!
    There are wondrous sights to see
    As the evening shadows fall;
    In your pretty cap and gown,

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    Hadn't come across this one before. Not quite as good as "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," but excellent for the period and a precursor to more recent sleepy time travel poems and songs.

  8. 6. Teddy Bear

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    A bear, however hard he tries,
    Grows tubby without exercise.
    Our Teddy Bear is short and fat,
    Which is not to be wondered at;

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    When I was 3 or 4, I recited this poem to the Bayridge Business and Professional Women's bridge club. My aunt and godmother, Margaret Desmond, was hosting them at my grandparents' house in...

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  9. 7. Foreign Lands

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    Up into the cherry tree
    Who should climb but little me?
    I held the trunk with both my hands
    And looked abroad on foreign lands.

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  10. 8. The Land Of Nod

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    From breakfast on through all the day
    At home among my friends I stay,
    But every night I go abroad
    Afar into the land of Nod.

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    It's a simple yet great poem. We cannot ignore the importance of sleeping and dreaming. Dream big and try hard to achieve it.

  11. 9. From A Railway Carriage

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    Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
    Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
    And charging along like troops in a battle
    All through the meadows the horses and cattle:

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  12. 10. Daisies

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    • By Frank Dempster Sherman

    At evening when I go to bed
    I see the stars shine overhead;
    They are the little daisies white
    That dot the meadow of the Night.

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  13. 11. My Dad Would Like To Be Santa

    • By Graham Craven
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2020 with permission of the Author.

    His belly's getting bigger,
    And his hair is turning white.
    His eyes shine and sparkle
    Like the stars on Christmas night.

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    Perfect for both kids and adults at Christmas - great fun. Best wishes, Ann D Stevenson

  14. 12. A Lullaby, Sweet Dreams

    • By Kimberly L. Brennan-Smith
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006 with permission of the Author.

    Sweet dreams my darling, the day is done.
    The moon is here to say goodnight to the sun.

    Gather your blankets and climb into bed.

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    I knit a baby blanket with cream and silver shot black, reprising the moon and the stars. Finding this poem to give with the blanket was perfect.

  15. 13. Sometimes I Dream That I Can Fly

    Sometimes I dream that I can fly.
    I lift and flap my arms just so,
    And soon I'm soaring to the sky.
    Graceful like a bird I go.

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    Thanks, Pat, for your poem. I love the feeling of movement your words create - they really transported me. And I also appreciate your honesty in dealing with the subject of finding and having...

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  16. 14. A Child's Goodnight

    • By Richard Thomas
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2018 with permission of the Author.

    At night the sun lies down for sleep
    And crickets sing a tune.
    The bullfrogs croak and creatures creep
    Beneath the watching moon.

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    The poem clearly depicts a child's thoughts at night. Regular rhythm and rhyme reflect the rhythm of sounds of nature as well as the other rhythmical sounds coming from the surrounding.

  17. 15. Snowy Sunday

    • By Khushi
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2017 with permission of the Author.

    The world is spinning
    round and round
    while snowflakes are falling,
    bound for the ground.

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  18. 16. My Spaceship

    • By Mary Green
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 30, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    I've a picture of Pluto,
    My white spacesuit,
    My robot Charlie,
    My red moon-boots,

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  19. 17. Teacher's Torture

    • By Mary Green
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 30, 2022 with permission of the Author.

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

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  20. 18. Word Works

    • By Mary Green
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 30, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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  21. 19. Glad That I'm Me!

    • By Ian Bland
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2021 with permission of the Author.

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

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    You can go anywhere you want to. The biggest ride of your life begins in the light of our mind and soul. There is no fear, my dear, in a world of happiness. Any dream can come true. Fly with...

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  22. 20. My Heart Says Goodnight

    As I lay in bed
    While I go to sleep,
    My thoughts start to swirl 'round my head.
    To quiet my mind, I try to unwind,

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