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. Five Little Stars

    A Number Nursery Rhyme

    Five little stars were twinkling,
    Bright like never before.
    One little star burned up -
    Now there were only four.

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  3. My Birthday

    The Excitement Of A Birthday

    Tomorrow is my birthday.
    I will need all new toys;
    the ones I have are for little boys.

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  4. A Day On The Farm, 1890

    "Cock-a-doodle-doo!" I heard.
    I really hate that lousy bird!
    I got home late from Betty Lou's,
    But now I've got my chores to do.

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  6. Pumpkin, Oh Pumpkin

    • By Christopher R. Riddels
    • Published: October 24, 2019
    Kids And Pumpkins

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    Your candle light's bright.
    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You shine bright through the night.

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  7. No Monsters Allowed

    A Child's Imagination And Monsters

    I told my mom there is a monster under my bed,
    and she tells me it's all in my head.
    What about the one coming through my wall?
    Or the one I hear stomping down the hall?

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  8. If I Were A Hero

    ABC Poem About A Child's Wish To Be A Superhero

    Above huge hills if ever I could rise,
    Beyond the gravity as Iron Man flies.
    Climbing and hanging if towers I could touch,
    Dashing as the Spider-Man, if fingers were such.

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    As a young child, I dreamt of being Superman. For me, other superhero could match him. I'm retired, but if I were still teaching, this would be an ideal fun poem with plenty to discuss in the...

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  10. Wake Up

    Limerick About Having Fun As A Child

    Time to wake up my sweet little one.
    It is time for you to see the rising sun.
    Stay awake, my superstar.
    Mum's left open the cookie jar.

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  11. Reminiscence

    • By Beverly Anne G. Castro
    • Published: August 20, 2019
    Acrostic Poem About Summer Memories

    sumMer came
    flowErs bloomed
    playMates giggled
    bOnfires lit

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  12. Life In Fairy Land

    ABC Poem About An Imaginary Trip

    As a small child I fancied to sail
    By ocean to a land of fairy tales,
    Camp in a field with Little Red Riding Hood.
    Dazzling stars would fire at the Big Bad Wolf.

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  13. Did You Know?

    Fun Facts ABC Poem

    A cardinal flew past me today
    Because he wanted my attention.
    Cardinals mean someone in heaven is thinking of you.
    Did you know that? And did you also know that

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