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. 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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    • Rating 4.37
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    Good poem. I'd like a poem that explains just one dream.

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  3. 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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    • Rating 4.36
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    Christmas is the time of joy, happiness, laughter of children and adults, cakes, Christmas trees, stories and POEMS.

  4. 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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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 28
    • Rating 4.18
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  6. 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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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 30
    • Rating 4.13
  7. 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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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 42
    • Rating 4.12
  8. 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 29
    • Rating 4.00
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  10. 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 cloak, or pointed hat.

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 28
    • Rating 3.96
  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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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 165
    • Rating 3.93
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    When and why have you written this poem? Is there some kind of special meaning?

  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 23
    • Rating 3.91
  13. 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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    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 21
    • Rating 3.86

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