Earth Day Poems For Kids

Earth day is a special occasion, the purpose of this day is to create awareness and rally people to support the protection of our planet. This day is celebrated across the world to make people aware of the importance of conserving resources. This Earth day, help your kids learn about the beautiful planet we live in, its resources and why we should protect it. Teach your little ones these Earth Day poems for kids so they can learn and understand about this beautiful planet. Additionally, kids get to learn new words and a message to protect the Earth for future generations from these wonderful poems for kids. Check out some of the famous Earth Day poems for kids here. 

List Of Earth Day Poems For Kids

Top Earth Day Poems For Kids

Here are a few famous Earth Day poems for kids to help children spread the message about protecting our planet. 

  1. The Earth Speaks
  2. By Lenore Hetrick

    The turning earth spoke in a somber voice.

    “Four seasons I give you, ” its deep voice said.

    “I give you spring when the lilacs bloom,

    I give you autumn when the maple is red. 

    “Summer I give you all crowned with sunshine. 

    And winter of snow and icicle spears. 

    Four seasons I give you with all their joys!

    And all their pleasure and all their fears!

    “Take my four gifts and use each one,

    Use each wisely, kindly and well,

    So that upon the year’s last hour

    A worthy record you date to tell.”

    The turning earth spoke but once again.

    “Four seasons I give you,” its voice was low.

    “ the gifts are yours and yours is the task

    To use my gifts as best you know.”

  3. When Is Earth Day
  4. By Becca

    The earth is circling out in space

    Round and round it drifts in place. 

    We take for granted the special state

    That shapes our day and defines our fate.

    We never notice in our day to day 

    How things stay put and don’t float away.

    Let’s stop and realize how lucky we are 

    To have this place among the stars.

    Where food grows freely and there’s water to drink.

    It flows from the rivers straight to our sinks.

    So, for anyone who has to ask, ‘When is Earth Day?’

    I think it’s easy to say that it’s each and every day!

  5. In Celebration Of Earth Day
  6. By Kelly Roper

    In celebration of Earth Day,

    Why not plant a tree?

    It will produce fresh air,

    And be a joy for all to see.

    In celebration of Earth Day,

    Go and visit a local park. 

    Get back in touch with nature,

    Its sites and sounds in light and dark.

    In celebration of Earth Day

    Try to be more aware,

    Of how your actions affect this world

    And devote yourself to its care. 

  7. The Earth
  8. By James McDonald

    Round and blue

    And just for you

    I spin around the sun

    Take care of me 

    And you will see

    That we’ll have lots of fun. 

  9. Earth Day
  10. By Jane Yolen

    I am the Earth

    And the Earth is me.

    Each blade of grass,

    Each honey tree, 

    Each bit of mud, 

    And stick and stone

    Is blood and muscle, 

    Skin and bone. 

    And just as I

    Need every bit

    Of me to make

    My body fit, 

    So Earth needs 

    Grass and stone and tree

    And things that grow here

    Naturally.

    That’s why we

    Celebrate this day.

    That’s why across

    The world we say:

    As long as life, ‘

    As dear, as free,

    I am the Earth 

    And the Earth is me. 

  11. Cold Winds Blow
  12. By M.L. Kiser

    Cold 

    Winds blow,

    Falls ends and

    Winter begins.

    Hibernating bulbs

    Will softly sleep

    Until the 

    Next spring 

    Thaw.

  13. The Spinning Earth
  14. By Ailleen Fisher

    The Earth, they say

    Spin round and round.

    It doesn’t look it

    From the ground,

    And never makes 

    A spinning sound. 

    And water never

    Swirls and swishes

    From oceans full

    Of dizzy fishes,

    And shelves don’t lose

    Their pans and dishes. 

    And houses don’t go whirling by, 

    or puppies swirl around the sky,

    or robins spin instead of fly.

    It may be true 

    What people say

    About one spinning 

    Night and day..

    But I keep wondering, anyway. 

  15. What Do We Plant?
  16. By Henry Abbey

    What do we plant when we plant the tree?

    We plant the ship, which will cross the sea.

    We plant the mast to carry the sails;

    We plant the planks to withstand the gales

    The kneel, the kneeson, and the beam and knee;

    We plant the ship when we plant the tree. 

    What do we plant when we plant the tree?

    We plant the houses for you and me.

    We plant the rafters, the shingles, the floors.

    We plant the studding, the lath, the doors,

    The beams, and siding, all parts that be;

    We plant the house when we plant the tree. 

    What do we plant when we plant the tree?

    A thousand things that we daily see;

    We plant the spire that out-towers the crag,

    We plant the staff for our country’s flag,

    We plant the shade, from the hot sun free;

    We plant all these when we plant the tree. 

  17. Back To Nature
  18. By E.F. Hayward

    I love to dwell in forest wild, 

    Where giant pine trees pierce the sky;

    A beauty spot where nature smiled,

    A fitting place to live and die. 

  19. Place
  20. By W.S. Merwin

    On last day of the world

    I would want to plant a tree

    What for

    Not for the fruit

    The tree that bears the fruit

    Is not the one that was planted

    I want the tree that stands

    In the earth for the first time

    With the sun already 

    Going down

    And the water

    Touching its roots

    In the earth full of the dead

    And the clouds passing 

    One by one

    Over its leaves.

Benefits Of Earth Day Poems For Kids

Some of the advantages of learning Earth Day poems are mentioned below:

  • Develops vocabulary and language skills. 
  • Improves creative thinking and visualization skills. 
  • Motivates children to come up with their own poems on Earth Day.
  • Promotes understanding of the Earth and its importance in our lives. 
  • Creates awareness to protect and conserve the environment and its resources for future generations. 

We hope Earth Day poems for kids were useful to you. To learn more about the importance of Earth day and protecting the planet read global warming essay and climate change essay. Check our kids learning section for more poems, activities and other learning resources.

Frequently Asked Questions On Earth Day Poems For Kids

What are Earth Day poems for kids?

Earth Day poems for kids are the expression of thoughts about our planet and its resources. Some well known poems on Earth day are The Earth Speaks, When Is Earth Day, In Celebration Of Earth Day, The Earth, The Earth Day, Cold Winds Blow, The Spinning Earth, What Do We Plant?, Back To Nature, Place, etc.

What are the benefits of Earth Day poems for kids?

Some of the benefits of learning Earth day poems are that it helps children to learn vocabulary words and formation of meaningful sentences effectively. Most importantly, these poems will enable children to develop a deep understanding of our planet and its resources.

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