Poems for Kids

Poems for Kids About Life

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.

Silly and Serious Poems for Kids

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  1. Mrs. Blossom

    • By Christopher J. Radford
    • Published: June 12, 2017
    Poem About Children's Misconception Of An Adult

    Mrs. Blossom was a witch,
    we're pretty sure of that,
    though she didn't have a broomstick,
    wear a coat, or pointed hat.

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    • Votes 17
    • Rating 4.41
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  3. If I Were...

    • By Eva L. Robinson
    • Published: November 7, 2016
    Dreaming Of What You Could Be

    If I were a queen,
    I'd rule a mighty land.
    If I were a princess,
    I'd take a prince's hand.

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    • Votes 124
    • Rating 4.40
  4. The Littlest Christmas Tree

    A Christmas Story For Children

    The littlest Christmas tree
    lived in a meadow of green
    among a family
    of tall evergreens.

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    • Votes 813
    • Rating 4.36
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  6. The Red And White Striped Lighthouse

    • By Ebvor
    • Published: April 28, 2017

    The red and white striped lighthouse,
    Standing by the sea,
    As quiet as a mouse,
    Telling boats where it be.

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    • Votes 25
    • Rating 4.36
  7. A Cardboard Box

    • By Nancy Adair
    • Published: May 6, 2017
    Imaginative Play

    A cardboard box laid on its side.
    Its top was open, its flaps were wide.
    It called out for adventure, it called out for fun.
    Oh, won't someone play with this one?

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    • Votes 14
    • Rating 4.00
  8. The Dolly

    • By Jeanette Cheal
    • Published: May 7, 2017

    The dolly sat upon the shelf
    in the toy maker's shop all by herself.
    The dolly only had one eye,
    so all the children passed her by.

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    • Votes 20
    • Rating 3.95
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  10. A Daydream

    • By Lolo T. Frenchie
    • Published: April 2, 2017
    Pleasures Of Daydreams

    A daydream
    A world of extreme
    A fantasy place
    Or even outer space

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    • Votes 23
    • Rating 3.91
  11. Good Dreams

    • By Olga Matushkina
    • Published: October 2011

    Knock, knock! Hush, hush.
    Good dreams quietly march.
    Like the fairies, they bring stories and tales,
    And they sing their song: "Bala-boo, bala-bash."

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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 144
    • Rating 3.90
  12. My Shirt

    A Child's Love For Clothes

    I wear it everywhere I go,
    In the sun or in the snow.

    It changes colors every day.

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    • Votes 17
    • Rating 3.82
  13. Sleepless Night Fast Asleep

    • By Aimee Roos
    • Published: August 2009

    I slept in my bed fast asleep
    I heard nothing not even a peep
    A break of silence had occurred
    A hand-like shape had emerged

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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 69
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 143
    • Rating 3.79

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