Whether you’re singing a nursery rhyme or building reading skills, poetry is a great way to engage students. It’s never too early to introduce them to this wonderfully expressive and versatile form of literature. We’ve put together this collection of sweet kindergarten poems for kids to share in your classroom.

1. All of Me by Greg Smedley-Warren

“My hands are for clapping…”

2. Hot Sun by Kenn Nesbitt

“What fun!”

3. Hey, diddle, diddle by Mother Goose

“The cat and the fiddle…”

4. We See Leaves by Crystal McGinnis

We See Leaves by Crystal McGinnis.

“We see orange…”

5. Itsy bitsy spider by Anonymous

“Climbed up the waterspout.”

6. No Pencil by Kenn Nesbitt

“No marker.”

7. Friends by Rachel Verble

“Friends care.”

8. Mix a Pancake by Christina Rosetti

Mix a Pancake by Christina Rosetti.

“Pop it in the pan.”

9. Everybody Has a Name by Michelle Oakes

“Some are different, some the same.”

10. Flag by Shel Silverstein

“One star is for Alaska…”

11. Here Is the Beehive by Anonymous

“But where are all the bees?”

12. Down they go… by Roald Dahl

Down they go… by Roald Dahl.

“Hail and snow!”

13. Moo, Moo, Brown Cow by Anonymous

“Have you any milk?”

14. Apples by Barbara

“Apples in the attic…”

15. Leaves by Sue Schueller

“Leaves on the pumpkin…”

16. Water by Mrs. Parisi

“Water for the flowers…”

17. Red Umbrella by Michelle Moore

Red Umbrella by Michelle Moore

“1 red umbrella, 1 yellow hat…”

 18. Five Sense Nonsense by Kenn Nesibtt

“I saw a saw. I felt some felt.

19. Ice Cream by Cara Carroll

“Ice cream in a bowl…”

20. Gardener by Shel Silverstein

Gardener by Shel Silverstein

“We gave you a chance…”

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20 Sweet Kindergarten Poems and Nursery Rhymes for Kids