Animal Poems For Kids

Animal poems for kids are a great way to express thoughts in the form of poetry. We all know that animals are an integral part of our environment. Kids are very fond of animals and they love to watch and play with them. So, poems on animals are the perfect way to introduce children to the world of poetry.

Kids start listening to and reciting rhymes or poems for kids on animals like baa baa black sheep from an early age. These poems and rhymes are great tools that help them learn about words and language. To help them learn more about animals, teach them animal poems to kids. Learning animal poems for kids will help children learn new words and learn about different animals. Check out some animal poems for kids here. 

List Of Animal Poems For Kids

8 Best Animal Poems For Kids

Here are a few animal poems for kids.

  1. The Canary 
  2. By Elizabeth Turner

    Mary had a little bird,

    With feathers bright and yellow,

    Slender legs-upon my legs,

    He was a pretty fellow.

    Sweetest notes he always sung,

    Which much delighted Mary,

    Often where his cage was hung,

    She sat to hear Canary.

    Crumbs of bread and dainty seeds

    She carried to him daily,

    Seeking for the early weeds,

    She decked his palace gaily.

    This, my little readers, learn,

    And ever practice duly,

    Songs and smiles of love return

    To friends who love you truly. 

  3. The Tyger
  4. By William Blake

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,

    In the forest of the night,

    What immortal hand or eye

    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

    In what distant deeps or skies

    Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

    On what wings dare he aspire?

    What the hand dare seize the fire?

    And what shoulder and what art,

    Could twist the sinews of thy heart?

    And when thy heart began to beat,

    What dread hand? & what dread feet?

    What the hammer? what the chain?

    In what furnace was thy brain?

    What the anvil? What dread grasp

    Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

    When the stars threw down their spears,

    And water’d heaven with their tears,

    Did he smile his work to see?

    Did he who made the lamb make thee?

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright 

    In the forests of the night,

    What immortal hand or eye

    Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

  5. The Crocodile
  6. By Lewis Carrol

    How doth the little crocodile

    Improving 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!

  7. My Farm Animals
  8. By Linda Harris

    On a sunny day, I sat on my porch swing

    And watched a cool fresh summer rain

    Everything then seems to come so alive

    Birds flew to birdbaths to take a dive

    My horse started galloping with glee

    Putting on a show to entertain me

    The donkey, he was hee-hawing so loud

    Trying to get attention of the crowd

    The cows and goat stepped up to see

    What all the commotion seemed to be

    Chickens were making a clucking sound

    Even little bunnies were looking around

    Simon, the cat awoke, puzzled over this

    Fell back to sleep for his daily rest

    My farm animals are so joyful and free

    Well, no one to see, but only me!

  9. A Jellyfish
  10. By Marianne Moore

    Visible, invisible 

    A fluctuating charm,

    An amber colored amethyst

    inhabits it; your arm

    It opens and

    It closes,

    You have meant

    To catch it,

    And it shrivels;

    Your abandon

    Your intent

    It opens, and it

    Closes and you

    Reach for it

    The blue 

    Surrounding it

    Grows cloudy, and 

    It floats away 

    From you. 

  11. The Donkey
  12. By G K Chesterton

    When fishes flew and forests walked

    And figs grew upon thorn,

    Some moment when the moon was blood

    Then surely I was born.

    With monstrous head and sickening cry

    And ears like errant wings,

    The devil’s walking parody

    On all four footed things. 

    The tattered outlaw of the earth,

    on ancient crooked will;

    Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb, 

    I keep my secret still. 

    Fools! For I also had my hour;

    One far fierce hour and sweet:

    There was a shout about my ears,

    And palms before my feet. 

  13. My Best Friend
  14. By Abby Jenkins

    Black and white

    Thick and furry

    Fast as the wind

    Always in a hurry

    Couple of spots

    Rub my ears

    Always comes when his name he hears

    Loves his ball; it’s his favorite thing

    What’s most fun for him? Everything!

    Great big tongue that licks my face

    Has a crate, his very own space

    Big brown eyes like moon pies

    He’s my friend till the very end!

  15. Once I Saw A Little Bird
  16. By Unknown

    Once I saw a little bird

    Go hop, hop, hop.

    So I said, “Little bird,

    Will you stop, stop, stop?”

    Then I was going to the window

    To say, “How do you do?”

    But he shook his little tail,

    And away he flew!

We hope these animal poems for kids were useful to you. To learn more about animals, check out this essay on animals. Check our kids learning section for more poems, activities and other learning resources.

Frequently Asked Questions On Animal Poems For Kids

What are animal poems for kids?

Animal poems for kids are a great way to express their feelings for animals. Some animal poems are The Canary, The Tyger, The Crocodile, My Farm Animals, A  Jellyfish, The Donkey, etc.

What are the benefits of animal poems for kids?

The benefits of animal poems for kids are that it helps in developing vocabulary, language and creativity skills. Most importantly, it will impart knowledge on animals and their characteristics so that kids can show love and compassion to them.