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. 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 often read AA Milne poems with my children when they were little & enjoyed the original Pooh stories with them. On the morning of her sixth birthday, our daughter woke us up by sitting on...

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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. I'd Love To Be A Fairy's Child

    Children born of fairy stock
    Never need for shirt or frock,
    Never want for food or fire,
    Always get their heart's desire:

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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.

  13. 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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