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30 Best Poems For Kids To Nurture Love For Poetry

30 Best Poems For Kids To Nurture Love For Poetry

Poetry is always around us from nursery rhymes to song lyrics. The motive of teaching poetry to children is to foster fondness for words, sounds, and the meaning hidden behind the poems.  Today’s article will provide you with the best kid’s poems of all time making your job easy.

 

SHORT POEMS FOR KIDS

 

1. SNOWBALL- 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.

I made it some pajamas

And a pillow for its head.

Then last night it ran away,

But first, it wet the bed.

 

2. THE CROCODILE- LEWIS CARROLL

How doth the little crocodile

Improve his shining tail,

And pour the waters of the Nile

On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,

How neatly spreads his claws,

And welcomes little fishes in,

With gently smiling jaws!

 

3. I’M A LITTLE TEAPOT- GEORGE HAROLD SANDERS

I’m a little teapot

Short and stout

Here is my handle (one hand on the hip)

Here is my spout (other arm out straight)

When I get all steamed up

Hear me shout

“Tip me over

and pour me out!” (lean over toward spout)

I’m a clever teapot,

Yes, it’s true

Here let me show you

What I can do

I can change my handle

And my spout (switch arm positions)

Just tip me over and pour me out! (lean over toward spout)

 

4. THE FOREST- ANNETTE WYNNE

The forest is the town of trees

Where they live quite at their ease,

With their neighbors at their side

Just as we in cities wide

 

5. THERE WAS AN OLD MAN WITH A BEARD- EDWARD LEAR

There was an Old Man with a beard,

Who said “It is just how I feared—

Two Owls and a hen,

For Larks and a wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard!”

 

6. HAPPY THOUGHTS- ROBER LOUIS STEVENSON

The world is so full

of a number of things,

I’m sure we should all

be as happy as kings.

 

7. THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE-MOTHER GOOSE

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe,

She had so many children she didn’t know what to do;

She gave them some broth without any bread,

Kissed them all soundly and sent them to bed.

 

8. “HEY DIDDLE, DIDDLE”- MOTHER GOOSE

Hey, diddle, diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon,

The little dog laughed

To see such sport,

And the dish ran away with the spoon.

 

9. STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT- POET UNKNOWN 

Star light, star bright,

The first star I see tonight,

I wish I may, I wish I might,

Have the wish I wish tonight

 

10. LEAP YEAR POEM- MOTHER GOOSE

Thirty days hath September,

April, June, and November.

All the rest have thirty-one,

Excepting February alone.

And that has twenty-eight days clear,

And twenty-nine in each leap year.

 

FUNNY POEMS FOR KIDS

 

11. MY CAT IS FAT- JAMES MCDONALD

I’ve a cat named Vesters,

And he eats all day.

He always lays around,

And never wants to play.

 

Not even with a squeaky toy,

Nor anything that moves.

When I have him exercise,

He always disapproves.

 

So we’ve put him on a diet,

But now he yells all day.

And even though he’s thinner,

He still won’t come and play.

 

12. AS SOON AS FRED GET OUT OF BED- JACK PRELUTSKY

As soon as Fred gets out of bed,

his underwear goes on his head.

His mother laughs, “Don’t put it there,

a head’s no place for underwear!”

But near his ears, above his brains,

is where Fred’s underwear remains.

 

At night when Fred goes back to bed,

he deftly plucks it off his head.

His mother switches off the light

and softly croons, “Good night! Good night!”

And then, for reasons no one knows,

Fred’s underwear goes on his toes.

 

13. MY DOGGY ATE MY ESSAY- DARREN SARDELLI

My doggy ate my essay.

He picked up all my mail.

He cleaned my dirty closet

and dusted with his tail.

 

He straightened out my posters

and swept my wooden floor.

My parents almost fainted

when he fixed my bedroom door.

 

I did not try to stop him.

He made my windows shine.

My room looked like a palace,

and my dresser smelled like pine.

 

He fluffed up every pillow.

He folded all my clothes.

He even cleaned my fish tank

with a toothbrush and a hose.

 

I thought it was amazing

to see him use a broom.

I’m glad he ate my essay

on “How to Clean My Room.”

 

14. THE TABLE AND THE CHAIR- EDWARD LEAR

Said the Table to the Chair,

‘You can hardly be aware,

‘How I suffer from the heat,

‘And from chilblains on my feet!

‘If we took a little walk,

‘We might have a little talk!

‘Pray let us take the air!’

Said the Table to the Chair

 

Said the Chair to the table,

'Now you know we are not able!

'How foolishly you talk,

'When you know we cannot walk!'

Said the Table with a sigh,

'It can do no harm to try,

'I've as many legs as you,

'Why can't we walk on two?'

 

So they both went slowly down,

And walked about the town

With a cheerful bumpy sound,

As they toddled round and round.

And everybody cried,

As they hastened to the side,

'See! the Table and the Chair

'Have come out to take the air!'

 

But in going down an alley,

To a castle in a valley,

They completely lost their way,

And wandered all the day,

Till to see them safely back,

They paid a Ducky-quack,

And a Beetle, and a Mouse,

Who took them to their house.

 

Then they whispered to each other,

'O delightful little brother!

'What a lovely walk we've taken!

'Let us dine on Beans and Bacon!'

So the Ducky and the Leetle

Browny-Mousy and the Beetle

Dined and danced upon their heads

Till they toddled to their beds.

 

15. HOW NOT TO HAVE TO DRY THE DISHES- SHEL SILVERSTEIN

If you have to dry the dishes

(Such an awful, boring chore)

If you have to dry the dishes

(‘ Stead of going to the store)

If you have to dry the dishes

And you drop one on the floor—

Maybe they won’t let you

Dry the dishes anymore.

 

Read more: English poems for kids

 

16. LEARNING- JUDITH VIORST

I’m learning to say thank you.

And I’m learning to say please.

And I’m learning to use Kleenex,

Not my sweater, when I sneeze.

And I’m learning not to dribble.

And I’m learning not to slurp.

And I’m learning (though it sometimes really hurts me)

Not to burp.

And I’m learning to chew softer

When I eat corn on the cob.

And I’m learning that it’s much

Much easier to be a slob.

 

POEMS ABOUT SCHOOL

 

17. I CAN’T WAIT FOR SUMMER- KENT NESBITT

I can’t wait for summer when school days are done,

to spend the days playing outside in the sun.

I won’t have to study. No homework, no tests.

Just afternoons spent on adventures and quests.

Instead of mathematics and writing reports,

I’ll go to the park and play summertime sports.

Instead of assignments, report cards, and grades,

I’ll get to play baseball and watch the parades.

I’ll swing on the playground. I’ll swim in the pool

instead of just practicing lessons in school.

The second the school year is finally done

I’ll spend every minute with friends having fun.

I hardly can wait for the end of the year.

I’m counting the days until summer is here.

It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard to be cool.

It’s hard to believe it’s the first day of school.

 

18. FRIDAY FEELING- CORAL RUMBLE

At school, you must be good

And never get there late,

But when it comes to Friday

The children think it’s great

 

Because it’s time for the weekend,

It’s time to have a rest,

It’s time to stay in bed ‘til late

And walk round in your vest.

 

The teachers all work hard

To try to educate,

But when it comes to Friday

The teachers think it’s great

 

Because it’s time for the weekend,

It’s time to have a rest,

It’s time to stay in bed ‘til late

And walk round in your vest.

 

19. POPULAR- CORAL RUMBLE

I’d like to be popular, just for a term,

To stand with the in-crowd, be given a turn,

To be called smart and help others to learn,

But I can’t see it happening to me.

 

I’d like to be popular, just for a week,

To be given a part in a play where I speak,

To be treated as normal, and not as a freak,

But I can’t see it happening to me.

 

I’d like to be popular, just for a day,

To have people choose me, invite me to play,

I’d like to have friends who hear what I say,

But I can’t see it happening to me.

 

I’d like to be popular, just for an hour,

Come out of this corner where I sit and cower,

To share, for a moment, the balance of power,

But I can’t see it happening to me.

 

20. SCHOOL LUNCHES- RITA

Our school lunches are so, so bad.

Eating this just makes me sad.

None of this weird food is delicious,

And all the lunch ladies are malicious!

The chocolate cookie is the best,

But it is really hard to digest.

This idea is a great big flop

And will never ever be on top.

Scary teachers scream, "EAT UP!"

But how do I drink from the dirty cup?

I don't have a packed lunch, so I'm not so lucky.

All this food is super mucky!

I cannot cope with even half,

In math class, I might barf on my graph.

I always think, "What's that on my plate?"

This is the stuff I really hate,

But I do quite like fish and chips,

Even if the ketchup burns my lips!

 

POEMS THAT RHYME 

 

21. TWO LITTLE DICKY BIRDS- MOTHER GOOSE

Two Little Dicky Birds,

Sat upon a wall.

One named Peter,

The other named Paul,

Fly away Peter.

Fly away Paul.

Come back Peter!

Come back Paul!!

 

22. JACK AND JILL- MOTHER GOOSE

Jack and Jill

Went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water,

Jack fell down

And broke his crown

And Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got

And home did trot

As fast as he could caper,

Went to bed

To mend his head

With vinegar and brown paper.

 

23. BOOKS- SANYA TANDON

My best friend is a book

that doesn't give me a weird look.

It is like a golden door

that takes me to the land where I have never been before.

It tells me the tales of a fairy

that take me to the land full of merry.

Some books are boring like history,

which is like a big mystery.

Books are the source of enlightenment

that vanquish darkness and fill our life with brightness.

 

24. BABA BLACK SHEEP- RUDYARD KIPLING

Baa, baa, black sheep,

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir,

Three bags full,

One for the master,

And one for the dame,

And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane.

 

25. POPCORN- POET UNKOWN

Popcorn, popcorn,

Sizzling in the pan.

Shake it up, shake it up

BAM, bam, bam!

 

Popcorn, popcorn

Now it’s getting hot,

Shake it up, shake it up,

Pop, pop, pop!

 

26. MONDAY’S CHILD- A.E BRAY 

Monday’s child is fair of face,

Tuesday’s child is full of grace,

Wednesday’s child is full of woe,

Thursday’s child has far to go.

Friday’s child is loving and giving,

Saturday’s child works hard for a living,

And the child that is born on the Sabbath Day,

Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

 

27. MARY Had A LITTLE LAMB- SARAH JOSEPHA HALE

Mary had a little lamb,

Little lamb, little lamb,

Mary had a little lamb,

Its fleece was white as snow,

And everywhere that Mary went,

Mary went, Mary went,

Everywhere that Mary went,

The lamb was sure to go,

He followed her to school one day,

School one day, school one day,

He followed her to school one day,

Which was against the rule,

It made the children laugh and play,

Laugh and play, laugh and play,

It made the children laugh and play,

To see a lamb at school,

And so the teacher turned him out,

Turned him out, turned him out,

So the teacher turned him out,

But still he lingered near,

And waited patiently about,

Patiently about, patiently about,

Waited patiently about,

Till Mary did appear,

“Why does the lamb love Mary so?

Mary so, Mary so,

Why does the lamb love Mary so?”

The eager children cried,

“Why Mary loves the lamb, you know,

Lamb you know, lamb you know,

Why Mary loves the lamb, you know”

The teacher did reply,

Mary had a little lamb,

Little lamb, little lamb,

Mary had a little lamb,

Its fleece was white as snow.

 

28. ELETELEPHONY- LAURA ELIZABETH RICHARD

Once there was an elephant,

Who tried to use the telephant—

No! No! I mean an elephone

Who tried to use the telephone—

 

(Dear me! I am not certain quite

That even now I’ve got it right.)

Howe’er it was, he got his trunk

Entangled in the telephunk,

 

The more he tried to get it free,

The louder buzzed the telephee—

(I fear I’d better drop the song

Of elephop and telephong!)

 

29. TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR- JANE TAYLOR

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are.

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!

 

30. A MILLION LITTLE DIAMONDS- MARY FRANCES BUTTS A million little diamonds

Twinkled on the trees,

And all the little children cried,

“A jewel, if you please!”

But while they held their hands outstretched

To catch the diamonds gay,

A million little sunbeams came

And stole them all away.

 

Choosing a poem for kids can be challenging, especially when there are so many poems out there. The secret to finding the perfect poem is to make sure it’s age-appropriate as well as interesting. Kids should be entertained by it and also learn something from it. The poem should be simple to understand. Complicated words or sentences may make the child lose interest. Kids usually enjoy funny poems or poems with amusement. 

 

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Sarah Ali is a passionate teacher and Lifelong learner. She takes pleasure into guiding students to find their voice and express themselves confidently. Her teaching approach revolves around fostering a positive and inclusive classroom environment where students can thrive. By instilling a love for learning, she aims to nurture their curiosity, critical thinking skills, and passion for expressing themselves effectively.

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