Funny Poems for Kids

Funny Children's Poetry

Sometimes children with their fresh eyes looking at the world may be able to see that which an adults eyes pass over. There are many sayings to express this sentiment. One is, "out of the mouths of babes", another coined by a television show is, "kids say the darndest things". We recognize that as adults we have become jaded. We may miss hilarious ironies about the world that our children have to point out to us. If I had to take a guess, I would say that children are in the world for just this purpose.

Cute Poems for Children

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  1. Sick

    “I cannot go to school today,"
    Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
    “I have the measles and the mumps,
    A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

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    A singer friend told an audience that when she and her brother tried to ditch school, their mother would ask them to say 'plum jam'. If they really had a cold, they would have given a nasal...

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  3. Being Brave At Night

    The other night 'bout two o'clock, or maybe it was three,
    An elephant with shining tusks came chasing after me.
    His trunk was wavin' in the air an' spoutin' jets of steam
    An' he was out to eat me up, but still I didn't scream

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    This is truly a great poem describing the vivid imagination of children, and it does seem that children have an even deeper imagination when it comes to bedtime! I think this is a great poem...

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  4. Snowball

    I made myself a snowball
    As perfect as could be.
    I thought I'd keep it as a pet
    And let it sleep with me.

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    I love the humor, innocence and whimsy of this poem. But there's more here than meets the eye. If you look a bit deeper, you can see how we sometimes don't properly interpret our experiences,...

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  6. My Big Fat Cat

    Homework Excuse

    I own a big fat cat-
    The fattest for miles around.
    Wherever there's lots of food,
    That's where he'll be found.

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    This story is hilarious! Coming across this story, it reminds me of my fat cat, Ziggy, also known as Tubby once her grew. I would compare him to a lot of fat jokes, but apart from that, he's...

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  7. Englksh Is A Pane

    Humorous Poem About The Inconsistencies Of English Language

    Hear eye sit inn English class; the likelihood is that eye won't pass
    An F on my report card wood bee worse than swallowing glass
    It's knot that eye haven't studied, often till late at knight
    Butt the rules are sew confusing, eye simply can't get them write

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    Very clever and funny, but it kinda blows my mind reading through this at the same time! How on earth did I manage to learn this wonderful, confusing language?! I must be converting it into...

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  8. Summer Camp Souvenirs

    A Humorous Tale Of Attending Summer Camp

    When I got home from camp today,
    My parents almost died.
    They asked me how I got this way,
    And here's what I replied:

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    It is really a beautiful poem which blends childhood imagination, narration, and joyful experiences.
    "It is some terrific summer camp,
    The coolest one around."

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  10. When The World Turned Upside Down

    • By Margaret A. Savage
    • Published: February 2017

    The day when the world
    turned upside down:
    when a frown became a smile
    and a smile became a frown.

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    Hi Magaret,
    I read this poem with my class today, when chatting about it, one of the children said it was quite fitting for 2020!
    Two of my pupils worked together to compose another verse...

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  11. Messy Room

    Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
    His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
    His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
    And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.

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  12. Sneezles

    Christopher Robin
    Had wheezles
    And sneezles,
    They bundled him

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    I am an 80-year-old woman who has just moved into a seniors' residence. Shortly after I arrived, COVID-19 did too! For over a month now, we have been kept in isolation from the rest of the...

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  13. Halfway Down

    Halfway down the stairs
    Is a stair
    Where I sit.
    There isn't any

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    My mum and dad would read and recite all of AA Milne's poems and stories to the four of us in the early 1950's. There was one piece that I can vaguely remember; it was about a leather donkey...

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