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. Wynken, Blynken, And Nod

    Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
    Sailed off in a wooden shoe,—
    Sailed on a river of crystal light
    Into a sea of dew.

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  3. Night

    A Bedtime Poem About The Night

    Silver moon and golden stars
    Are watching over us from afar.

    While we rest in our beds,

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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. My Heart Says Goodnight

    • By Sarah Jane E. Conklin
    • Published: November 11, 2020
    Relaxation When Going To Sleep

    As I lay in bed
    While I go to sleep,
    My thoughts start to swirl 'round my head.
    To quiet my mind, I try to unwind,

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  8. There Is A Monster Under My Bed

    • By Ila A. Longley
    • Published: November 10, 2020

    There is a monster under my bed
    With big red eyes in his bumpy head.

    Long yellow teeth and a big hooked nose,

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    I remember having a monster under my bed. I slept with a teddy bear under my arm and a stuffed elephant above my head. My dad tucked me in, but the stuffed animals kept me safe.

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  10. Do You Know Where Fairies Live?

    A Child Yearns To See A Fairy

    Do you know where fairies live?
    To see just one, I'd gladly give
    The moon and stars and galaxies
    That sail above the summer breeze.

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  11. 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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    I really enjoyed this poem...it was simple but was very good for children.

  12. 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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  13. 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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