60 Beautiful Earth Day Poems for Kids of All Ages

This planet needs love.

Dating back to the beginnings of the environmental movement in 1970, Earth Day is an annual reminder to treat our amazing planet with love, respect, and kindness. As we go through our daily lives, it’s easy to forget how lucky we truly are to call this place home—but we all need to do better. We’ve put together this list of beautiful Earth Day poems for kids of all grade levels to help share this important message.

1. I’m Glad the Sky Is Painted Blue by Anonymous

.I’m Glad the Sky is Painted Blue by Anonymous.

“I’m glad the sky is painted blue …”

2. Fishes’ Evening Song by Dahlov Ipcar

“Flip flop,
Flip flap,
Slip slap …”

3. Mud by Polly Chase Boyden

“Mud is very nice to feel …”

4. Maytime Magic by Mabel Watts

Maytime Magic by Mabel Watts.

“A little seed …”

5. I Shall Protect the Forests by Lenore Hetrick

“Have you ever really looked at trees,
And seen their perfect beauty?”

6. The Secret Song by Margaret Wise Brown

“Who saw the petals
drop from the rose?”

7. The Rain Has Silver Sandals by May Justus

The Rain Has Silver Sandals by May Justus an example of an Earth Day poem.

“For dancing in the spring …”

8. Earth Day Mixup by ClassroomJr

“I was telling my friend all about Earth Day …”

9. Lessons by Lenore Hetrick

“Does each small plant teach you a lesson?”

10. The Wind by James Reeves

“I can get through a doorway without any key …”

11. The Ferns by Gene Baro

“High, high in the branches …”

12. Hurt No Living Thing by Christina Rossetti

Hurt no living thing by Christina Rossetti.

“Ladybird, nor butterfly …”

13. The Earth Speaks by Lenore Hetrick

“The turning earth spoke in a somber voice.”

14. Until I Saw the Sea by Lilian Moore

“I did not know
that wind
could wrinkle water so.”

15. Hiking by Lenore Hetrick

“For summer fun I like to hike.”

16. What You Can Do by ClassroomJr

“When you see litter in the streets
And the air smells of pollution …”

17. Beyond Winter by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beyond Winter by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Over the winter glaciers …”

18. First Snow by Marie Louise Allen

“Snow makes whiteness where it falls.
The bushes look like popcorn-balls.”

19. Green Stems by Margaret Wise Brown

“Little things that crawl and creep …”

20. What do we plant? by Henry Abbey

“What do we plant when we plant the tree?”

21. Trees by Sara Coleridge

Trees by Sara Coleridge an example of an Earth Day poem.

“The Oak is called the King of trees …”

22. A Dragonfly by Eleanor Farjeon

“When the heat of the summer
Made drowsy the land,
A dragon-fly came …”

23. Make It Green by Mrs. Avani Desai

“Lives are crying because it’s not clean.”

24. Of Many Worlds in This World by Margaret Cavendish

“Just like as in a nest of boxes round …”

25. Fireflies in the Garden by Robert Frost

Fireflies in the Garden by Robert Frost

“Here come real stars to fill the upper skies …”

26. Sandpiper by Robert Frost

“At the edge of tide
he stops to wonder …”

27. The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Eagle by Alfred Tennyson.

“He clasps the crag with crooked hands …”

28. Unaware by Kaitlyn Guenther

“Isolation quickly overwhelms me …”

29. Earth Day by Jane Yolen

“I am the Earth
And the Earth is me …”

30. Day After Daylight Savings by Margaret Hasse

“Blue numbers on my bedside clock …”

31. The Earth by Stuart Barnes

“turns to the moon as if
it was the one and only …”

32. The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling

“They shut the road through the woods …”

33. On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats

On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats an example of an Earth Day poem.

“The Poetry of earth is never dead …”

34. Earth Day on the Bay by Gary Soto

“Curled like a genie’s lamp …”

35. The Gladness of Nature by William Cullen Bryant

“Is this a time to be cloudy and sad
When our mother Nature laughs around …”

36. For the Children by Gary Snyder

“The rising hills, the slopes …”

37. Nature Is What We See by Emily Dickinson

“Nature” Is What We See by Emily Dickinson.

“The Hill—the Afternoon—”

38. October (section I) by Louise Glück

“Is it winter again, is it cold again …”

39. Why, Mankind, Why? by Christopher Ndubuisi

“Mankind! Long before your birth …”

40. A Bird Came Down the Walk by Emily Dickinson

“He did not know I saw—”

41. The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry.

“When despair for the world grows in me …”

42. Remember by Joy Harjo

“Remember the sky that you were born under …”

43. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills …”

44. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

“Once there was a tree …
and she loved a little boy …”

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

“Whose woods these are I think I know.”

46. The Butterfly by Pavel Friedmann

“The last, the very last …”

47. Dream Variations by Langston Hughes

“To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun …”

48. Listen to the Mustn’ts by Shel Silverstein

Listen to the Mustn'ts by Shel Silverstein

“Listen to the Mustn’ts, child …”

49. The Brook by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“I come from haunts of coot and hern …”

50. A Light Exists in Spring by Emily Dickinson

“A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year …”

51. Who Has Seen the Wind? by Christina Rossetti

“Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.”

52. A Minor Bird by Robert Frost

“I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day …”

53. All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander

“All creatures great and small …”

54. The Tree by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

The Tree by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

“The tree’s early leaf buds were bursting their brown …”

55. Environment Acrostic Poem by Unknown

“Together we can save the Earth
Helping to heal our world”

56. River Roads by Carl Sandburg

“Let the crows go by hawking their caw and caw.”

57. A Trillion Tropical Leaves by Unknown

“The Amazon river’s a mighty beast …”

58. One Broken Planet by Unknown

“Our Earth, once vibrant and green …”

59. Water by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Water by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The water understands …”

60. Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

“You do not have to be good …”

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This collection of Earth Day poems for kids is the perfect way to celebrate the day and enhance environmental lessons.