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. My Shadow

    Thoughts About Shadows

    I quite often look at my shadow,
    I like how it follows me round
    And does all the same things that I do
    Without ever making a sound.

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  3. 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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    This poem is THE BEST! It's my all-time favorite poem, not only by Shel Silverstein, but above all the poems I've read! Shel Silverstein is the funniest, and this poem is hilarious! I totally...

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  4. Today The Teacher Farted

    • By Emma Briody
    • Published: May 2014
    Poem About Teachers Being Human

    Today the teacher farted.
    It was an awful smell.
    It was just like a rotting egg,
    Straight from the depths of hell!

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    Haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Was researching poems about families for children to teach this term when I somehow came across this poem.
    Thank you so much!

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  6. 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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  7. 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 and amazing! I'm personally a huge fan of cats, so this is like the best poem I have ever read. I love this poem so, so much, and I loved how well it took on the...

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  8. Englksh Is A Pane

    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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  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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    Thank you - I do enjoy writing poems for children and have only been doing it seriously for a couple of years - so it's nice to get feedback.
    Margie

  11. Granddad's Got Hair

    • By Graham Craven
    • Published: November 24, 2018
    Growing Old And Going Bald

    Granddad's got hair on his fingers,
    Hair on his toes,
    Hair in his ears,
    Hair up his nose.

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  12. 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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  13. Sneezles

    Christopher Robin
    Had wheezles
    And sneezles,
    They bundled him

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    I wake up this morning, my 90-year-old body feeling well as it casually recites the Sneezles poem in the back of my mind. I have done so many other times! My four grown children are now...

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