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

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  3. It's A Special Day

    • By Andee Siepman
    • Published: March 2008
    Short Birthday Poem For Child

    Hurry, it's a special day.
    Giddy up and play all day.
    Eating ice cream and chocolate cake.
    It's your birthday, let's celebrate!

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    A few words, painless and short,
    It's your birthday, be a sport,
    At your age, you look great,
    Have you been, lifting weight?
    With your health, and all the best,
    Joy and laughter, I...

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  4. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. Happy Birthday

    • By Janel M. Perez
    • Published: February 2006
    Happy Birthday Poem To Young Daughter

    Dance among the ribbons
    of the birthday balloons.
    Smile through the lit candles
    and sing to the classic happy tune.

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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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?

  13. 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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