Poems for kids

Short poems for kids to memorize and enjoy. Make learning fun with funny poems about life, created by kids, parents, and teachers.

39 Poems & Rhymes activities

This Little Piggy

Poems & Rhymes by: Meghan

Ages: 6 to 30 months

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Baby becomes aware of different toes on a foot while building up anticipation of the tickle.

Beehive Counting Practice

Poems & Rhymes by: Susanna

Ages: 6 to 30 months

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A clever little poem to teach your child how to count with their fingers.

Sally Sells Seashells

Poems & Rhymes by: Susanna

Ages: 0 to 36 months

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A classic tongue twister for summer. Fun to try when collecting shells at the beach.

Little Bo Peep

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Popular English nursery rhyme about a shepherdess who has lost her sheep.

Patty Cake

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Rhyme about making a cake.

Pease Porridge Hot

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Classic rhyme about a porridge made from peas with gestures for children to practice hand coordination.

My Beautiful Garden

Poems & Rhymes by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Poem about six different flowers that can be found in gardens or natural settings.

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Poems & Rhymes by: sumana

Ages: 6 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Get your kids moving by singing this cute Teddy Bear rhyme!

My Mother

Poems & Rhymes by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

This is a poem written by my son as part of his school assignment. It is about the caring that a mother has for her child and what child thinks...

Frog in the Old Pond

Poems & Rhymes by: Susanna

Ages: 30 to 60 months

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A perfect introduction for kids into the ancient Japanese art of Haiku. This is a famous classic in Japan.

Soccer Player Rhyme

Poems & Rhymes by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Counting down from five.

What is Happy?

Poems & Rhymes by: Lily Erlic

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 5 mins

Ask children "what is happy?" Discuss the emotion "happiness" and what makes people happy.

Let's Comb Our Hair!

Poems & Rhymes by: Lily Erlic

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 1 min

Practice combing your hair while saying this fun rhyme. Recommended prop: one small plastic comb per child.

I Can Even Count Some More

Poems & Rhymes by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Help children correctly count from 1 to 10.

I Have

Poems & Rhymes by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

"I Have" poem encourages recognition of body parts and introduces numbers.

What's On a Face?

Poems & Rhymes by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

"What's on a face?" asks kids to examine the features of their faces.

In the Mirror

Poems & Rhymes by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

"In the Mirror" poem encourages child to examine and appreciate the uniqueness of his or her face.

Let’s Wash our Hands!

Poems & Rhymes by: Lily Erlic

Ages: 12 to 42 months

Time: 4 mins

Rhyme to encourage hand-washing. First ask children when they wash their hands. Then ask, “How do we wash our hands?”

ABC's are fun for me!

Poems & Rhymes by: Lily Erlic

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 2 mins

This alphabet rhyme can be recited while pointing to an ABC chart or letters on a chalkboard / whiteboard. The teacher, parent or caregiver may...

I've Got a Loose Tooth

Poems & Rhymes by: MamaLicia

Ages: 36 to 60 months

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Sing-songy rhyme to help kids get comfortable with losing a tooth.