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. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

  8. Summer Fun

    School's Out For Summer

    The children on the block
    Are playing with chalk.
    Bubbles are flying around,
    Popping when they hit the ground.

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    This is the best poem because I have summer stuff planned for me and my friends and it make me excited. Thank you for the poem.

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  10. 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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    When and why have you written this poem? Is there some kind of special meaning?

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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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    The poem clearly depicts a child's thoughts at night. Regular rhythm and rhyme reflect the rhythm of sounds of nature as well as the other rhythmical sounds coming from the surrounding.

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