Rhyming Poems For Kids

Fun Rhyming Poems To Boost Your Child’s Verbal And Literacy Skills

Nursery rhymes and rhyming poems for kids are an integral part of their early childhood. These poems for kids, which are at times funny and silly too, play a vital role in developing their cognitive and literacy skills. These poems filled with rhyming words for kids teach them about the English language. Additionally, these poems for kids help build phonemic awareness, which is necessary to learn words and also helps them speak fluently. 

The rhymes in rhyming poems for kids might sound funny and silly to an adult. But for a kid, it helps them learn to read, write and speak fluently. These silly-sounding rhymes expose children to the rhythm, patterns and structure of the spoken and written language. It also teaches them about word families like get, bet, wet etc. It also helps them learn to predict what word comes next, which boosts their decoding skills. Rhyming poems for kids are a great way to introduce kids to the concept of rhyming words. 

List Of Rhyming Poems For Kids

12 Wonderful Rhyming Poems For Kids

Rhyming poems for kids are also a great way to teach children to read expressively or animatedly. This makes it less monotonous and more fun, which encourages and motivates kids to read more. We’ve compiled a list of rhyming poetry that is perfect for kids of all ages.

  1. A Million Little Diamonds
  2. By Mary Frances Butts

    A million little diamonds

    Twinkled on the trees;

    And all the little children cried,

    “A jewel, if you please!”

    But while they held their hands outstretched

    To catch the diamonds gay,

    A million little sunbeams came

    And stole them all away.

  3. Robin Redbreast
  4. By William Allingham

    Goodbye, goodbye to Summer!

    For Summer’s nearly done;

    The garden smiling faintly,

    Cool breezes in the sun;

    Our Thrushes now are silent,

    Our Swallows flown away –

    But Robin’s here, in coat of brown,

    With ruddy breast-knot gay.

    Robin, Robin Redbreast,

    O Robin dear!

    Robin singing sweetly

    In the falling of the year.

  5. The Cow
  6. By Robert Louis Stevenson

    The friendly cow, all red and white,

    I love with all my heart:

    She gives me cream with all her might,

    To eat with apple tart.

    She wanders lowing here and there,

    And yet she cannot stray,

    All in the pleasant open air,

    The pleasant light of day;

    And blown by all the winds that pass

    And wet with all the showers,

    She walks among the meadow grass

    And eats the meadow flowers.

  7. Old Mother Hubbard
  8. By Unknown

    Old Mother Hubbard

    Went to the cupboard,

    To give the poor dog a bone;

    When she came there

    The cupboard was bare,

    And so the poor dog had none.

  9. Hey Diddle Diddle
  10. By Unknown

    Hey diddle diddle,

    The Cat and the fiddle,

    The Cow jumped over the moon,

    The little Dog laughed to see such sport,

    And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.

  11. Bed In Summer
  12. By Robert Louis Stevenson

    In winter I get up at night 

    And dress by yellow candle-light. 

    In summer, quite the other way, 

    I have to go to bed by day. 

    I have to go to bed and see 

    The birds still hopping on the tree, 

    Or hear the grown-up people’s feet 

    Still going past me in the street. 

    And does it not seem hard to you, 

    When all the sky is clear and blue, 

    And I should like so much to play, 

    To have to go to bed by day?

  13. The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
  14. By Unknown

    There was an old woman who lived in a shoe,

    She had so many children she didn’t know what to do;

    She gave them some broth without any bread,

    Kissed them all soundly and sent them to bed.

  15. Two Little Dicky Birds
  16. By Unknown

    Two Little Dicky Birds,

    Sat upon a wall.

    One named Peter,

    The other named Paul,

    Fly away Peter.

    Fly away Paul.

    Come back Peter!

    Come back Paul!!

  17. Donkey, Donkey, Old And Gray
  18. By Unknown

    Donkey, Donkey,

    Old and gray;

    Open your mouth

    And gently bray.

    Lift your ears,

    And blow your horn;

    To wake up the world

    This sleepy morn.

  19. Little Miss Muffet 
  20. By Unknown

    Little Miss Muffet

    Sat on a tuffet,

    Eating her curds and whey;

    Along came a spider,

    Who sat down beside her

    And frightened Miss Muffet away

    Little Miss Muffet,

    Sat on a Tuffet,

    Eating her Bread and Jam,

    Along came a Spider,

    While she was Drinking her Cider,

    And she ran away and her shoes fell off!

  21. Our Kittens
  22. By Evaleen Stein

    Our kittens have the softest fur,

    And the sweetest little purr,

    And such little velvet paws

    With such cunning little claws,

    And blue eyes, just like the sky!

    (Must they turn green, by and by?)

    Two are striped like tigers, three

    Are as black as black can be,

    And they run so fast and play

    With their tails, and are so gay,

    Is it not a pity that

    Each must grow into a cat?

  23. At The Zoo
  24. By William Makepeace Thackeray

    First I saw the white bear, then I saw the black;

    Then I saw the camel with a hump upon his back;

    Then I saw the grey wolf, with mutton in his maw;

    Then I saw the wombat waddle in the straw;

    Then I saw the elephant a-waving of his trunk;

    Then I saw the monkeys – mercy, how unpleasantly they smelt!

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