New Year Poems for Kids

We all celebrate the new year with great zeal and vigor. It marks new hope and opportunities for everyone to succeed in the things that they couldn’t achieve in the previous year. Children are always excited about new things and new beginnings. They welcome the new year with loads of happiness and positivity. To help children express their emotions and feelings for the coming year, you can teach New Year poems for kids. Teaching poems for kids not only helps them spread smiles but also develop vocabulary and language skills. These poems will make children happy and enjoy their New Year celebrations in a fun way. 

List of New Year Poems for Kids 

Beautiful Happy New Year Poems for Kids 

Here are some of the best New Year poems for kids mentioned below: 

Let The Old Ways Go

By Phil Harris

New Year is here once more, 

With its visions of future promise.

The old ways passed by,

And a fresh start, there for the taking.

All is optimism;

Gloom is gone!

Looking for the innocent blossoming of spring

Blooming into a youthful, balmy summer.

But the world does not change.

That beautiful vision of new cleanness.

Comes from within;

From the hope for a better world,

And a desire to let the old ways go.


By William Arthur Ward

Another fresh New Year is here…

Another year to live!

To banish worry, doubt and fear,

To love, and laugh and give!

This bright New Year is given me

To live each day with zest…

To daily grow and try to be

My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity 

Once more to right some wrongs,

To pray for peace, to plant a tree,

And sing more joyful songs!

Good Riddance, But Now What? 

By Ogden Nash

Come, children, gather round my knee;

Something is about to be.

Tonight’s December thirty-first,

Something is about to burst.

The clock is crouching, dark and small,

Like a time bomb in the hall.

Hark! It’s midnight, children dear.

Duck! Here comes another year.

I’ll Wear a Smile!

By Lenore Hetrick

I’ll wear a smile!

That’s my resolution.

I’ll wear a smile!

Though the skies are dark 

All the while

I’ll wear a smile!

Then the year will be

One long, happy lark!

Happy New Year

By John P. Read

Brush away old heartaches.

Learn from our mistakes.

Another year is finally over.

A new dawn awakes.

Let the old year out.

Welcome the new one in.

Bury the bad things of the past

As a new year now begins.

Make your New Year wishes

As simple as you can.

Pray for peace and love,

Not for wealth or fame.

Pray for health and happiness.

Pray for your fellow man.

Pray for all the ones you love.

Pray for those who’ve lost their way.

As the midnight year chimes,

We leave the old and embrace the new.

I wish for the things you wish for yourself,

And may God’s love stay with you.

New Year

By Somya

With a new beginning and fresh start,

Full of inspiration and positive thoughts,

Let’s begin this year with an optimistic thought.

Gone are the days of regret and guilt,

Those rooms are full of darkness.

It’s time to move with courage,

Full of confidence and hope.

Let’s begin this year with an optimistic thought.

Here Again We Have a New Beginning

By Nicholas Gordon

Here again we have a new beginning,

An old refrain to start a brand-new verse.

Perhaps the belly droops, the hair is thinning;

Perhaps each year the memory gets worse.

Yet new beginnings always start with hope.

Needing hope to nurture innocence,

Endeavoring to find a way to cope

When nothing deeply thought about makes sense.

Years come and go; Eden doesn’t change.

Each new year we toddle forth again,

Afoot into a world that’s ever strange,

Restored by some great turning tide within. 

Let’s Prepare for Another One

By Pankaj K. Negi

Completed another revolution around the sun.

Let’s prepare for another one…

Ups and down, lows and high, yet more to come.

Let’s prepare for another one…

Learn from the past, get ready for tasks undone.

Let’s prepare for another one…

Spread happiness, kindness, and love to everyone.

Let’s prepare for another one…

Live every moment, enjoy, and have lots of fun.

Let’s prepare for another one…

Happy New Year!

For more information, explore new year’s eve activities for kids, new year riddles for kids, essays for kids, games for kids and activities for kids at home in the kids learning section at Osmo. 

Frequently Asked Questions on New Year Poems for Kids

1. What are New Year poems for kids?

New Year poems for kids are the best ways to express your thoughts and feelings about the new year to your loved ones. Some of the well-known New Year poems for kids are Let the Old Ways Go, Life, I’ll Wear a Smile!, Happy New Year, New Year, Here Again We Have a New Beginning, etc.

2. What are the benefits of New Year poems for kids?

The benefits of New Year poems for kids are that it helps them develop vocabulary and language skills. Most importantly, children learn to express their thoughts about the New Year.