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

  7. 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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    When I was a very little boy, I used to stay round my Nana's house fairly regularly. Every time I did, she would tuck me up in bed and sing this poem to me in her beautiful, soothing voice....

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  8. Birthday Wish

    Birthday Wishes For A Little Girl

    A cake with a lit candle,
    Presents with ribbons and bows,
    A bike with pink, glittery handles,
    A little girl who grows and grows.

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  10. 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.

  11. 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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    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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  12. Mrs. Blossom

    • By Christopher J. Radford
    • Published: June 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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  13. Christmas Eve

    • By Emily
    • Published: December 2010
    Young Child Meets St. Nick

    It was the night before Christmas and all were asleep.
    No one made a noise, not even a peep.
    The little tikes slept, all tucked in their beds
    With pictures of St. Nick whirling about in their heads.

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