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

    Sick By Shel Silverstein

    “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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    I like this. This poet is a genius. It could be a song or recited, which is not common much in poems. It is funny and sooooo relatable!

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  3. Snowball

    Snowball By Shel Silverstein

    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 Shel Silverstein. I have 4 of his books that I've bought for my kids' birthdays. I think I enjoy the poems more than my kids as I have to beg them to choose to read from it for...

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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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    I just laughed out loud! My father is a teacher. I hope he never tortured his students in this antic manner!

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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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  7. 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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    I just loved this poem for kids and adults! It reminded me of the Dr. Seuss books children would read in grade school! Very similar, and a fun read indeed!

  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. Being Brave At Night

    Being Brave At Night By Edgar Albert Guest

    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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  11. Dirty Face

    Dirty Face By Shel Silverstein

    Where did you get such a dirty face,
    My darling dirty-faced child?
    I got it from crawling along in the dirt
    And biting two buttons off Jeremy's shirt.

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    So cute!! Like the spaghetti, chocolate, ice-cream. It's the kids that get the dirtiest, that have the most fun. It's a lifetime of adventure and silliness that they will remember forever....

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  12. Hug O' War

    Hug O' War By Shel Silverstein

    I will not play at tug o' war.
    I'd rather play at hug o' war,
    Where everyone hugs
    Instead of tugs,

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  13. Halfway Down

    Halfway Down By A.A. Milne

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

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    I consider this poem as a description of my life story. I read it over and over! It is my poem!

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