Cat Poems For Kids

Cat is a domesticated animal belonging to the family Felidae. People like to keep cats as their pet at home. Everyone adores cats and and kids especially love to play with these wonderful creatures. Cats are extremely intelligent animals. They have distinct characteristics that make them unique. Teach your little ones some cat poems for kids to help them learn about their furry friends. These poems for kids will help them learn more about these animals and be compassionate towards them. Check out some amazing cat poems for kids that celebrate our furry feline friends. 

List Of Cat Poems For Kids

Famous Cat Poems For Kids

Here are a few famous cat poems for kids that can brighten your day. Check out these incredible cat poems for kids to help your little ones appreciate their furry friends.

  1. Cats
  2. By Eleanor Farjeon

    Cats sleep


    Any table

    Any chair, 

    Top of piano 


    In the middle,

    On the edge,

    Open drawer, 

    Empty shoe,


    Lap will do,

    Fitted in a 

    Cardboard box,

    In the cupboard 

    With your frocks-


    They don’t care!

    Cat’s sleep 


  3. Little Tiger Cat
  4. By Annette Wynne

    Little tiger cat, with spotted face,

    Do you think you’ve found a baby-jungle place?

    Going through the grass, stealthily and slow, 

    Are you waiting to jump out and scare the folks you know?

    And send them running to the house as fast as they can go?

    Little tiger cat, it’s no use at all,

    No matter what you think about yourself, you’re rather tame and small, 

    And with all your hiding and your stern contemplation,

    You cannot scare a single high or low station,

    And so, there’s no use trying to be like your wild relation.

  5. Stray Cat
  6. By Francis Witham

    Oh, what unhappy twist of fate

    Has brought you, homeless to my gate?

    The gate where once another stood

    To beg for shelter, warmth and food.

    For From that day I ceased to be

    The master of my destiny.

    While he, with purr and velvet paw

    Became within my house, The law.

    He scratched the furniture and shed

    And claimed the middle of my bed.

    He ruled in arrogance and pride

    And broke my heart the day he died.

    So if you really think, oh cat,

    I’d willingly relive all that

    Because you come, forlorn and thin

    Well…don’t just stand there….come on in!

  7. The Kitten At Play
  8. By William Wordsworth

    See the kitten on the wall,

    Sporting with the leaves that fall,

    Withered leaves, one, two and three

    Falling from the elder tree,

    Through the calm and frosty air

    Of the morning bright and fair.

    See the kitten, how she starts,

    Crouches, stretches, paws and darts

    With a tiger-leap halfway

    Now she meets her coming prey.

    Let it go as fast and then 

    Has it in her power again. 

    Now she works with three and four, 

    Like an Indian conjurer, 

    Quick as he in feats of art, 

    Gracefully she plays her part;

    Yet were gazing thousands there,

    What would little Tabby care?

  9. Three Little Kittens
  10. By Mother Goose

    The three little kittens, they lost their mittens,

    And they began to cry,

    “Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear,

    That we have lost our mittens.”

    “What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!

    Then you shall have no pie.”

    “Meow, meow, meow.”

    “Then you shall have no pie.”

  11. Tripping Over The Cat
  12. By Keith Gunderson

    Tripping over a cat is no small thing.

    I resolve to get the day off to a fast start,

    Tripping over the cat.

    Not tripping over the cat

    And tripping ever my own feet

    I hear my toes meow.

    We go on vacation and board the cat at the vets.

    I miss tripping over the cat,

    Tripping over a tackle box.

    Tripping over a friend’s dog I say,

    “I am sorry, there must be some mistake.”

    My small son tripping over a kitten 

    Illustrates the rest of his life.  

  13. Cats In The Kitchen 
  14. By Kenn Nesbitt

    Cats in the kitchen asleep in the sink.

    Cats in the litterbox making a stink.

    Cats in the living room clawing the couch.

    Cats in the closet at play in a pouch.

    Cats in the bedroom destroying the bedding.

    Cats on the table tops rolling and shedding.

    Cats in the bathroom inspecting the tub.

    Out in the flowerbud under a shrub.

    Up on the windowsill grooming their fur.

    Stretching and yawning, preparing to purr. 

    Waiting for someone to open a door.

    Climbing a curtain, Exploring a drawer.

    Maybe I’m crazy. You may say I’m bats. 

    Still, you can never have too many cats. 

  15. My Cat Is Fat
  16. By 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.

  17. The Funny Kittens
  18. By Carolyn Wells

    Once there were some silly kittens,

    And they knitted woolly mittens

    To bestow upon the freezing Hottentots.

    But the Hottentots refused them,

    Saying that they never used them

    Unless crocheted of red with yellow spots.

    So the silly little kittens

    Took their blue and white striped mittens

    To a Bear who lived within a hollow tree;

    The Bear responded sadly,

    “I would wear your mittens gladly,

    But I fear they are too gay for such as me.”

    Then the kittens, almost weeping,

    Came to where a Cow lay sleeping,

    And they woke her with this piteous request,

    “Won’t you wear our mittens furry?”

    Said the Cow, “My dears, don’t worry;

    I will put them on as soon as I am dressed.”

    Then the Cow put on her bonnet

    With a wreath of roses on it,

    And a beautiful mantilla fringed with white;

    And she donned the pretty mittens,

    While the silly little kittens

    Clapped their paws in admiration at the sight.

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

Frequently Asked Questions On Cat Poems For Kids

What are cat poems for kids?

Cat poems for kids are the expression of feelings for cats, which is the most loved domestic animal. Some well known cat poems are Cats, Little Tiger Cat, Stray Cat, The Kitten Play, Three Little Kittens, Tripping Over The Cat, Cats In The Kitchen, etc.

What are the benefits of cat poems for kids?

Teaching cat poems for kids will help them to develop their understanding of cats and their importance in our lives. Most importantly, kids will learn new words, form sentences and develop good language skills.

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