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15 Delightful Spring Poems for Children

Yesterday, my third grader and I read the sweetest poem about a robin and her eggs. I liked it so much that I sought out other spring poems for children. Here is a lovely collection of poems that I enjoyed the most from my search.

While I tried to divide spring poems for children into categories, many could fit into one or more so if you are scanning, slow down a bit 😉 because you might find what you are looking for under a different heading.

Why Should We Read Poems about Spring to Our Children?

Or why should we encourage poetry at all? I can hear some of you parents groaning. Not only do we have to read with them for 30 minutes a day, but we have to include sing-song rhyming poems too?

And those of you who have bad memories of poems from High School Literature, let’s find ways to make poetry enjoyable and understandable for our kids!

How does poetry help our children?

  • Poetry helps build early literacy skills
  • Poetry raises a child’s awareness of words
  • Poetry grows children’s vocabulary
  • Poetry makes children better learners
  • Poetry gives kids an outlet for their thoughts and feelings
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Check out this post about Fall Poems as well!!

Spring Poems that Rhyme

While many people enjoy the sounds of rhymes, it is actually an important building block for teaching children to read. The ability to hear rhymes such as sit rhymes with hit and not with job helps them become aware of the different sounds that make up our language. And what better way to teach this than with spring poems that rhyme? 🙂

This first rhyming spring poem would be great to include actions with. Rhymes and movement together are perfect for active toddlers and preschoolers!

Spring is Here

Spring is here! Spring is here!
Winter is gone and two flowers appear.
Three little robins begin to sing.
Four bicycle bells begin to ring.
Five children come out and jump the rope.
Spring is here now! I hope, I hope! -Author Unknown

Dandelions

Hey-a-day-a-day, my dear! Dandelion time!
Come, and let us make for them a pretty little rhyme! See the meadows twinkling now, beautiful and bright
As the sky when through the blue shine the stars at night! Once upon a time, folks say, mighty kings of old
Met upon a splendid field called “The Cloth of Gold.” But, we wonder, could it be there was ever seen
Brighter gold than glitters now in our meadows green? Dandelions, dandelions, shining through the dew,
Let the kings have Cloth of Gold, but let us have you! Evaleen Stein

This next poem is the one I mention in the beginning that prompted my search for more spring poems for children. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

The Secret

We have a secret, just we three. The Robin and I and the sweet cherry tree; The bird told the tree and the tree told me, And nobody knows it but just we three.

Of course the robin knows it best Because she built the-I shan’t tell the rest- And laid the four little somethings in it- I’m afraid I shall tell it any minute

But if the tree and robin don’t peep, I’ll try my best the secret to keep, But I know when the baby birds fly about- Then the secret will all be out! – Author Unknown

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March Wind Poems

Someone once told me that “April showers bring May flowers” actually goes “March winds bring April showers bring May flowers”. Does anyone know if that is true?

I always appreciate the winds because they help dry up all the mud created by the melting snow!

These March wind poems might be cute paired with a kite craft! For ideas check out 10 Kite Crafts for Kids by The Spruce Crafts.

March Wind

March wind is a jolly fellow;
He likes to joke and play.
He turns umbrellas inside out
And blows men’s hats away.
He calls the pussy willows
And whispers in each ear,
“Wake up you lazy little seeds,
Don’t you know that spring is here.

The Wind

I saw you toss the kites on high
And blow the birds about the sky;
And all around I heard you pass,
Like ladies’ skirts across the grass–
O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song!

I saw the different things you did,
But always you yourself you hid.
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all–
O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song!

O you that are so strong and cold,
O blower, are you young or old?
Are you a beast of field and tree,
Or just a stronger child than me?
O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song! -Robert Louis Stevenson

Winds of March

Winds of March, we welcome you,
There is work for you to do.
Work and play and blow all day,
Blow the winter cold away. -Author Unknown

Who Has Seen the Wind?

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you;
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I;
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by. -Christina Rossetti

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Spring is Coming Poems

Do you live in a climate that has all four seasons? We live in the northern midwest so I often feel as if winter is far too long, but I do feel blessed that we are able to experience all of the wonderful elements we reap from each season.

Spring is coming poems are a great way for you to chat with your children about the seasons. For a few good books about seasons check out 6 Great Picture Books about Seasons!

From the large assortment of poems about spring coming that I came across while searching for these, I’d guess that the poets down through the years have been just as eager for spring as I am right now!

Spring Almost

The sunshine gleams so bright and warm,
The sky is blue and clear.
I run outdoors without a coat,
And spring is almost here.

Then before I know it,
Small clouds have blown together,
Till the sun just can’t get through them,
And again, it’s mitten weather. -Author Unknown

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What the Robin Told

The wind
told the grasses,
And the grasses
told the trees.
The trees
told the bushes,
And the bushes
told the bees.
The bees
told the robin,
And the robin
sang out clear:
Wake up!
Wake up!
Spring is here! -Author Unknown

Very Early Spring

The fields are snowbound no longer;
There are little blue lakes and flags of tenderest green.
The snow has been caught up into the sky–
So many white clouds–and the blue of the sky is cold.
Now the sun walks in the forest,
He touches the bows and stems with his golden fingers;
They shiver, and wake from slumber.
Over the barren branches he shakes his yellow curls.
Yet is the forest full of the sound of tears….
A wind dances over the fields.
Shrill and clear the sound of her waking laughter,
Yet the little blue lakes tremble
And the flags of tenderest green bend and quiver. -Katherine Mansfield

Its Spring Poem

Good-bye, snow! Good-bye, ice!
Though of course you’re very nice,
I am glad you’ve gone away
Leaving us this fine spring day.

Here’s my good old bat and ball!
Marbles, too! How are you all?
I am sure that I can play
With you now, ‘most any day.

Good-bye, winter! Though it’s true
I’ve had lots of fun with you,
Now I just could shout and sing;
I’m so glad because it’s spring -Winnifred Mott

April Poems for Kids

We all know the rhyme “April showers bring May flowers”. These April poems for kids would be cute paired with an umbrella craft such as this umbrella paper plate craft by Easy Peasy and Fun or rainy day umbrella craft by Teaching Mama.

Spring is my favorite season and I feel as if April is when I can become excited about it.

April

Rain has such fun in April, it patters through the trees
Talking to all the leaf buds and robins that it sees
It splashes through the puddles and skips along the walks
Goes coasting down the grass blades and dandelion stalks
It dips in all the flowers and when the clouds blow by
It paints with flower colors a rainbow in the sky. -Author Unknown

April

April is made of such wonderful things
Sunbeams and tulips and butterfly wings. -Author Unknown

Showery Time

The April rain-drops tinkle
In cuckoo-cups of gold,
And warm south winds unwrinkle
The buds the peach-boughs hold.

In countless fluted creases
The little elm-leaves show,
While white as carded fleeces
The dogwood blossoms blow.

A rosy robe is wrapping
The early red-bud trees;
But still the haws are napping,
Nor heed the honey-bees.

And still in lazy sleeping
The apple-buds are bound,
But tulip-tips are peeping
From out the garden ground.

And yonder, gayly swinging
Upon the turning vane,
A robin redbreast singing
Makes merry at the rain! – Evaleen Stein

One Last Spring Poem for Children

Ok, one last spring poem, but this one is more for us moms than our children! Often times, we adults speak of winter as a dark time in our lives. If you are going through this and in need of the hope spring brings please check out these posts! God Provides a Time for Every Season: Why This Should Bring us Comfort and A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance: To Everything there is a Season.

My beloved spoke, and said to me:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away.
For lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.  The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
Is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth her green figs,
And the vines with the tender grapes
Give a good smell.
Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away! (Song of Solomon 3:10-13 NKJV)

If you are looking for more activities to go along with spring poems for children, check out 11 Spring Poems for Children Plus Poetry Ideas by Teach Junkie. Great ideas here!

One other website you might wish to check out is the Poetry Foundation. They have a children’s section with many more lovely poems.

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13 thoughts on “15 Delightful Spring Poems for Children”

  1. Such a delightful collection of springtime poems for kids. Poetry ignites the heart and stimulates the brain. If you can teach a child to love poetry you will open up their world!

  2. I love the idea of spring poems for children! I’ve been trying to teach my son that most people have four seasons (we are in southern NC) and so these spring poems have been such a help. Thanks for always writing amazing homeschool content <3 <3 <3.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jessie! We live in the north so we have four very defined seasons. I’m not crazy about the fact that winter is the longest of the four, but I do feel blessed to be able to enjoy what each season holds for us!

  3. I love this! As a former English teacher, I can use any excuse to get my girls reading more! And poems about Spring are uplifting and fresh! Thank you for sharing.

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