Poems For Kids

Poems For Kids


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Here are some of Sami and Thomas's most loved poems of all. Poetry that will have you thinking, imagining or giggling in no time. We are constantly adding new pages that cover a range of subjects for all ages, so be sure to check back often. Also, as a blast from the past we've gathered some really great classic poems for kids as well. Just check out our Classic Poems For Kids section below.

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Poetry is a wonderful way to take time out of the day and spend a quality moment with children. Poems represent a person’s inner thoughts, dreams, fears, sadness, love and so much more. In a small amount of words, poems paint a broad picture of the world around. The range of the artistic expression poetry is capable of is endless and that’s an important reason why reading poems to kids broadens their mind and enriches their imagination.

On Rainy Day Poems we’ve collected poetry from every era and many different corners of the world and all kid friendly. New themes with numerous poems are constantly being added. The section Poems for Young Children is filled with short poems that are easy to read and follow. Space poems for kids, like the other themed sections, has both short and simple as well as long and complex.

If it’s animals that interest your child then, check out the animal section for poems about all kinds of furry and not so furry beasts ranging from sloths to elephants. Because of the special love for horses, cats and dogs we’ve given them their own sections where you’ll find poems about our sweet pets that evoke every type of emotion, all picked with kids in mind. So have a laugh or have a cry or maybe feel a bit empowered by poetry written about a favorite animal.

Have you ever wondered about the poets who pour their hearts into the amazing poems you read? On Rainy Day you’ll find a section dedicated to Famous and up and coming poets where you can read about simple but interesting facts on each. Or check out the section that is full of poems that are written about poets themselves.

No matter what time of year, Nature Poems has poetry for every season and every type of weather. The landscapes that poets can paint with words are quite amazing. Along with weather and seasons comes holidays and there is a section full of wonderful poetry covering the many different days of celebration, from Christmas to Halloween and so much more.

From beginning reader to a new learner of the English language, poetry can add a fulfilling way to study and strengthen language skills. Poems represent not only the language but the culture of the time. They look into the past and present through rich language and honest, heartfelt eyes. To really know a nation, read the poems of the people. With all of the different sections dedicated to the many genres of poetry, a second language learner could plan a poem a day for study. 

There are numerous other poetry subjects to read and explore but if you find yourself wanting to experience something more, there’s also a Poetry Journal section where there are activities to start writing your own poems. First a monthly poem is looked at and discussed and then used as a tool to start writing one’s own poem. Writing poetry is a great educational experience but it can also be a lifelong therapy for expressing and exploring personal feelings and experiences.

Poems can be short, medium or long so it makes it very easy and convenient to read a-poem-a-day to a child. The benefits of reading are endless, building imagination, strengthening all school skills, learning patience, exercising the mind and the list goes on, but most importantly reading in general can be used as a moment to build and strengthen a relationship with a child that will last a lifetime.


Table of Contents for Poems for Kids


An enchanting Story About A Mother Unicorn And Her Babe
The Little Unicorn That Had No Horn
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We celebrate birthdays with song why not also add a special birthday poem to that important day. On this page are poems about birthdays from each day of the week in Birthdays by Unknown Author to a reminiscence of years gone by in Willameena’s A Birthday. Each special day that goes by the cake needs to be a little bigger to hold all of the candles, words beautifully articulated in Evelina San Garde’s A Giant’s Cake. Read on for more Birthday poetry…

A collection of poems that will take you to the enchanted forests where unicorns roam. Poetry brings everyday life, as well as the imagination to life. We haven’t found unicorns yet in this world of ours, but you wouldn’t know it by reading the poems dedicated to this enchanted horse like beast. From a frolic in the dew-drop moss to a galloping unicorn under the morning star, read on to envision the beauty and majesty of this mythological creature.

Nursery Rhymes are the classic of classics, so we’ve dedicated a section to these young at heart tales that most of us can remember from our own childhoods. From Hickory Dickory Dock to Little Miss Muffet, young children of today will be happily entertained by the timeless rhymes of yesterday. There’s Mother Goose along with many more and some tangley tongue twisters to build reading and articulation skills.

This section is dedicated to the young contemporary poet Willameena. From Spilt Tea to The Little Doll the poetry of Willameena will leave the reader contemplating. Edgy rhythm and rhyme that kids will enjoy. For those readers who appreciate Lewis Carroll but still like a modern flare the collection of poems on this page will be a treasure.

The timeless nursery rhymes collected as Mother Goose, great for young children. Short and simple poems that are engaging for little kids. Little Bo Peep, Jack Sprat and Peter Piper, just to name a few, are a click away in this section dedicated to the classic old bird herself.

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Prayers have a beautiful poetic nature along with deep spiritual meaning. Here you'll find prayers from all around the world.

Starting The Day A Poetic Way

Poems for kids by some contemporary poets

  • School's Out
    • Here comes Summer! Have a blast, enjoy your time, and read this poem.
  • Spring Clouds
    • A poem of spring and all that it brings, and the clouds in the sky that say hi to you and I.
  • Aim High To The Sky
    • Striving to do better in life, in whatever you do, is something, that I think, rings very very true.
  • A New Year's Wish
    • From all of us at Rainy Day Poems, here's wishing you a very happy new year! :)
  • Mr. McGallimagoo
    • Meet Mr. McGallimagoo, but don't be surprised if he isn't that happy about being called Mr. McGallimagoo. Just read the poem to find out why. :)
  • The Pursuit
    • A kids poem about a girl and a butterfly, and getting lost in flight.
  • Spilt Tea
    • An imaginative tea party written in Laughing lyrics.


Poems for Kids by Emily Dickinson



Poems for Kids by Robert Louis Stevenson




Cautionary Tales for Children by Hilaire Belloc