Poems for Kids

My favorite poems for kids!

Poems here include those that might be used for greeting cards or craft projects, poems for kids leaving daycare and poems just for fun. 

I would love to include more poems on this page, so if you have a good poem about kids, please contact me to share it. 

Toddler's Creed

If I want it, it's mine.
If I give it to you and change my mind later, it's mine.
If I take it away from you, it's mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
If it's mine, it will never belong to anybody else, no matter what.
If we are building something together, all the pieces are mine.
If it looks just like mine, it's mine.

~ Author Unknown ~

For a Child Leaving Daycare

I'm glad I was your provider
I've come to love you so
I can't believe the end is here
I hate to see you go!
Remember all the fun we had
In all the things we did
But most of all remember. . .
Your a very special kid!

~ Author Unknown ~

Pillowcase Poem

(This poem is also for a child who is leaving daycare. Using fabric paint, write this poem on a pillowcase and have all the other children in daycare place their handprints on the pillowcase.)

Now I lay me down to sleep
I'll count these hands instead of sheep
And think of all the friends I made
When at ____________ House I played.

Kids who are Different

Here's to the kids who are different,
The kids who don't always get A's,
The kids who have ears twice the size of their peers,
And noses that go on for days...

Here's to the kids who are different,
The kids they call crazy or dumb,
The ones that don't fit, with the guts and the grit,
Who dance to a different drum...

Here's to the kids who are different,
The kids with the mischievous streak,
For when they are grown, as history's shown,
Its their difference that makes them unique.

~ Author Unknown ~

I Won't Always

I won't always cry, Mommy
When you leave the room
And my supermarket tantrums
Will end too soon.

I won't always wake, Daddy
For cuddles in the night
And one day you will miss
Having a chocolate face to wipe.

You won't always wake to find my foot
Is kicking you out of bed
Or find me sideways on your pillow
Where you want to lay your head.

You won't always have to carry me
In asleep from the car
Or piggy back me down the road
When my little legs can't walk that far.

So cherish every cuddle
Remember them all
One day, Mommy
I won't be this small

~ Author Unknown ~

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Marcia Reagan is the creator of DaycareAnswers and lives in Central Minnesota with her husband and two children.  She's been an in-home daycare provider for over twenty years and loves to share her experience and passion for daycare with other providers.  

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