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.

All Types of Poems for Kids

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  1. Mystic Magination Night!

    Trick Or Treaters On Halloween

    On one mystic magic night,
    Jack O Lanterns glowing bright,
    kids with bags of candy sweet,
    roam door to door and street to street,

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  3. Now We Are Six

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

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    I recited this to my granddaughter on her 6th birthday, and she beamed from ear to ear. Very sweet moment.

  4. Vespers

    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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    This was my lullaby all through my childhood. My mum used to sing it the old fashioned way. At 37 years old, I still sing it in my head to get to sleep. Such fond memories. A legend of an...

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  6. Waiting At The Window

    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.

  7. Teddy Bear

    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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    Memorizing this poem when I became a mother was a real feat. I used to perform it to my son in his cot using bear props. I feel sure his bilingualism was assured thanks to it (we live in...

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  8. Magical Wishes

    If I were a magician with dancing eyes,
    I’d grant all your wishes for a smile,
    Sunny skies full of waltzing butterflies,
    New friends to share your toys (for a while),

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  10. Little Boy

    A Child Exploring The World

    Little boy, with your eyes so blue,
    You see the world so shiny and new.
    He hugs his mommy, leaves his daddy's knee.
    Time to explore; so much to see.

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    I love kids, and this poem really captures their innocence and "no worries" philosophy. Nice poem and a good read. Good job.

  11. From A Railway Carriage

    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. It's A Special Day

    • By Andee Siepman
    • Published: March 2008
    Short Birthday Poem For Child

    Hurry it's a special day.
    Giddy up and play all day.
    Eating ice cream and chocolate cake.
    It's your birthday, let's celebrate!

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    A few words, painless and short,
    It's your birthday, be a sport,
    At your age, you look great,
    Have you been, lifting weight?
    With your health, and all the best,
    Joy and laughter, I...

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  13. I'd Love To Be A Fairy's Child

    Children born of fairy stock
    Never need for shirt or frock,
    Never want for food or fire,
    Always get their heart's desire:

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