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. My Dad Would Like To Be Santa

    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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  3. A Child's Goodnight

    Lying In Bed Waiting To Fall Asleep

    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.

  4. Sometimes I Dream That I Can Fly

    A Child's Wish To 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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  6. 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 like this poem but I am seven
    So...Now I am seven
    I am in heaven!

  7. 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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    Everyone has had a raindrop race at one time or another. The best was slushy snow. I thought this poem was brilliant.

  8. 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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  10. The Land Of Nod

    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. Snowy Sunday

    • By Khushi
    • Published: December 2017
    Kids Having Fun In The Snow

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

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  12. A Riddle

    There is one that has a head without an eye,
    And there's one that has an eye without a head.
    You may find the answer if you try;
    And when all is said,

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    Pins and needles

    Try this:

    The beginning of eternity,
    The end of time and space,
    The beginning of every end,
    And the end of every place.
    -The Guess Book (c. 1820)

  13. Morning Fog

    An Adventure On A Foggy Morning

    The morning fog
    - White and dense -
    Comes creeping in
    Through the garden fence.

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