There’s something so sweet about third grade poems. The kids are ready to tackle more complex themes and vocabulary, but the poetry is still so endearing and innocent. We’ve put together a list of engaging poems that will delight and spark a conversation among your third grade students.

1. Daisies by Frank Dempster Sherman

Daisies by Frank Dempster Sherman third grade poems

“At evening when I go to bed …”

2. Online Is Fine by Kenn Nesbitt

“The schools are all open but …”

3. Little Rain by Elizabeth Madox Roberts

“When I was making myself a game …”

4. If Love Were Mine by Annette Wynne

“I know what I would do …”

5. To a Child by William Wordsworth

To a Child by William Wordsworth

“Small service is true service while it lasts …”

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6. Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou

“Shadows on the wall / Noises down the hall …”

7. The Blade and the Ax by Abimbola T. Alabi

“On a bench, in Joe’s little shed …”

8. The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Eagle by Alfred by Lord Tennyson

“He clasps the crag with crooked hands …”

9. Falling Snow by Anonymous

“See the pretty snowflakes …”

10. The Dolly by Jeanette Cheal

“The dolly sat upon the shelf …”

11. The Snowflake by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

Example of 3rd grade poems: The Snowflake by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

“It was a little snowflake …”

12. Coasting Down the Hill by Anonymous

“Frosty is the morning …”

13. A Pleasant Ship by Emilie Poulsson

A Pleasant Ship by Emilie Poulsson.

“I saw a ship a-sailing …”

14. If I Were a Sunbeam by Alice Cary

“I know what I’d do.”

15. The Sparrow by Anonymous

“Glad to see you, little bird …”

16. Today I Wrote This Poem by Kenn Nesbitt

“… but I’m not sure if it’s good.”

17. Pretty Is That Pretty Does by Alice Cary

“The spider wears a plain brown dress …”

18. Birdie’s Morning Song by George Cooper

Birdie's Morning Song by George Cooper

“Wake up, little darling, the birdies are out …”

19. Trees by Joyce Kilmer

“I think that I shall never see / A poem as lovely as a tree …”

20. Cheerfulness by Marian Douglas

“There is a little maiden … / Who always has a welcome …”

21. Which Way Does the Wind Blow? by Lucy Aikin

“And where does he go?”

22. The Wind and the Leaves by George Cooper

Example of 3rd grade poems: The Wind and the Leaves by George Cooper

“‘Come, little leaves,’ said the wind one day.”

23. Lullaby by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“Sweet and low, sweet and low …”

24. March by Mary Mapes Dodge

Example of 3rd grade poems: March by Mary Mapes Dodge

“In the snowing and the blowing …”

25. The Rabbit by Elizabeth Madox Roberts

“When they said the time to hide was mine …”

26. Every Time I Climb a Tree by David McCord

“I scrape a leg …”

27. A Mortifying Mistake by Anna Marie Pratt

“I STUDIED my tables over and over, and backward and forward, too …”

28. Kindness to Animals from The Book of Virtues

Kindness to Animals from The Book of Virtues.

“Little children, never give / Pain to things that feel and live …”

29. Be Kind by Alice Joyce Davidson

“Just a little bit of kindness / Can go a long, long way …”

30. When the Teacher Isn’t Looking by Kenn Nesbitt

“No one throws a pencil …”

31. The Song of the Jellicles by T. S. Eliot

“Jellicle Cats come out tonight …”

32. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

“Whose woods these are I think I know …”

33. Your World by Georgia Douglas Johnson

Your World by Georgina Douglas Johnson.

“Your world is as big as you make it.”

34. The Jumblies by Edward Lear

“THEY went to sea in a Sieve, they did …”

35. Something Told the Wild Geese by Rachel Field

“It was time to go.”

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It's never too early to introduce students to poetry so we've created this list of fantastic 3rd grade poems for all reading levels.