15 Funny Poems For Kids: Check List of Short and Funny Poems for Children

Poetry or poems are a kind of literature or artistic writing, which evoke a reader’s imagination and stir their emotions. This is done through a play of words, by choosing and arranging language carefully for it’s meaning, rhythm and sound. Help your little ones learn to love poetry by introducing them to simple poems for kids like funny poems for kids. These funny poems will get them giggling and help them learn some basic skills too.

It would be great if you could conduct fun poem recitation or writing competitions for kids where they can showcase their talent of writing poems in a creative way. Learning vocabulary words for kids is a great way to enhance their language skills for better comprehension and communication skills. Combining humor and rhyme will help them learn new words much faster. They can giggle and have a gala time reading funny poems at home or in the classroom. 

Funny Poems for Kids: Explore Best Funny Poems for Kids in English

We’ve compiled a list of 10 amazing funny poems for kids to tickle their funny bones.

List of Funny Poems for Kids

  1. Eletelephony

By Laura Elizabeth Richards
Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant—
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone—
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee—
(I fear I’d better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)

2. Tom Tigercat

By J. Patrick Lewis
Tom Tigercat is noted
for his manners and his wit.
He wouldn’t think of lion,
No, he doesn’t cheetah bit.
Tom never pretended
to be something that he’s not.
I guess that’s why we like him
and why he likes ocelot.

3. The Worm That Wouldn’t Wiggle

By Steve Attewell
Although I am a worm,
I never used to wiggle,
cos when my tummy rubbed the floor,
It always made me giggle.
I couldn’t make it half a yard,
before I had to stop,
cos I was laughing very hard,
exhausted I would flop.
I’d lay down on the comfy grass,
beneath a shady flower,
and recover from my giggle fit,
It took me half an hour.
My mum was quite unhappy,
my friends they used to mock,
until I had a jumper made,
well okay, more a sock.
Now when I wear my wiggle-sock,
and slide about the floor,
I do not get a tickle,
on my tummy anymore.
I can wiggle to the shops and back,
my friends no longer scoff,
and when I want to giggle,
I just take my jumper off!

4. Twinkle Twinkle

By Lewis Carroll
Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you’re at!
Up above the world you fly
Like a tea-tray in the sky.

5. Herbert Hilbert Hubert Snod

By Denise Rodgers
Herbert Hilbert Hubert Snod
was known for eating all things odd.
The thing that bothered me the most
has he spread toothpaste on his toast?
“It’s springtime fresh, so cool and minty.”
His smiling eyes were bright and squinty.
On baked potatoes, he would slather
one half can of shave cream lather.
I don’t know how his tum could cope
as he ingested cubes of soap.
At times his food choice made a scene;
at least he kept his innards clean.

6. Little Boy Blue

By Darren Sardelli
Little Boy Blue, please cover your nose.
You sneezed on Miss Muffet and ruined her clothes.
You sprayed Mother Hubbard, and now she is sick.
You put out the fire on Jack’s candlestick.
Your sneeze is the reason why Humpty fell down.
You drenched Yankee Doodle when he came to town.
The blind mice are angry! The sheep are upset!
From now on, use a tissue so no one gets wet!

7. Jack

By Jane Yolen
Jack was quite nimble,
Jack was quite quick,
Jack gave the beanstalk
A mighty big kick.
Down came the giant—
Bottoms up in a crater,
Thus ending it all.

8. Snowball

By Shel Silverstein
I made myself a snowball
As perfect as could be.
I thought I’d keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for its head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first, it wet the bed

9.How Not To Have To Dry The Dishes

By Shel Silverstein
If you have to dry the dishes
(Such an awful, boring chore)
If you have to dry the dishes
(‘Stead of going to the store)
If you have to dry the dishes
And you drop one on the floor—
Maybe they won’t let you
Dry the dishes anymore.

10. Now We Are Six

By A. A Milne
When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I’m as clever as clever,
So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.

11. Dog and Pony Show

By Denise Rodgers

Come see our dog and pony show.

There is no better place to go.

The dog wears ties, the pony, pants. 

They both stand to sing and dance.

The hoof and paw an old soft shoe. 

They harmonize the whole time through. 

They raise their hats and take a bow. 

Was this a show? I’ll say and how!

12. The Parakeets

By Alberto Blanco

They talk all day

And when it starts to get dark

They lower their voices

To converse with their own shadows

And with the silence.

They are like everybody 

-the parakeets- 

All day chatter, 

And at night bad dreams. 

With their gold rings, 

And their clever faces, 

Brilliant feathers

And the heart restless

With speech…

They are like everybody, 

-the parakeets- 

The ones that talk best

Have separate cages. 

13. The Table and the Chair

By Edwear Lear

said the table to the chair. 

You can hardly be aware, 

How I suffer from the heat, 

And from chilblains on my feet!

If we took a little walk

We might have a little talk!

Pray let us take the air!

said the table to the chair. 

14. Fun

By Leroy F. Jackson

I love to hear a lobster laugh, 

Or see a turtle wiggle, 

Or poke a hippopotamus 

And see the monster giggle, 

Or even stand around at night

And watch the mountains wriggle. 

15. The Scissor-Man 

By Madeleine Nightingale

Sing a sing of Scissor-men, 

Mend a broken plate, 

Bring your knives and garden shears, 

Will do them while you wait. 

Buzz a wuzz! Buzz-a-wuzz!

Fast the wheel or slow. 

Ticker Tacker! Ticker Tack!

Rivets in a row. 

Sing a song of Scissor-men, 

Sitting in the sun. 

Sing it when the day begins. 

Sing it when it’s done. 

Be it hard or be it soft. 

Here’s a jolly plan;

Sing to make the work go well, 

Like the scissor-man. 

Benefits of Learning Funny Poems for Kids

There are several benefits of teaching funny poems for kids. And poetry isn’t really scary because kids already know nursery rhymes and songs. Here are some ways that funny poems are beneficial for kids:

  1. Literacy: The rhyme, sound and rhythm of poems and rhymes helps in building early literacy skills in little children. Nursery rhymes and songs are one of the first things that children hear. These poems and songs help them learn new words and how to pronounce the words.
  2. Better reading skills: Kids learn the different sounds of the letters and also learn to pronounce words correctly from reading poems. This helps build good reading skills. Additionally, poems are short, sweet and funny, so it encourages reluctant kids to read too.
  3. Play on words: Poems and rhymes are artistic works, written in a way to evoke the readers’ imagination and stir their emotions. The poet uses a play on words to achieve this. Reading poems helps kids understand this and also develops their language skills.
  4. A medium to share thoughts: Poetry is also a medium to share thoughts, feelings and emotions. Stir your child’s creativity and imagination by encouraging them to write poems. 
  5. Humor: Funny poems for kids are a great way to introduce kids to poetry. Additionally, it also tickles their funny bone and keeps them giggling as they read. 

We hope you and your child loved these funny poems for kids. Osmo has a wide variety of learning materials that make teaching and learning fun and easy for kids. Check out our kids learning section to know more.