Poetry is powerful, but it can also be intimidating. The right poems open up a new world for students, giving them a fresh way of looking at the world around them. As the seasons change, poetry is a wonderful way to look for deeper meaning when snow melts and flowers bloom. Here are some beautiful spring poems for kids of all ages to share and explore in the classroom.
1. That Bold Bee by Lenore Hetrick
Spring is a busy season!
2. The Voice of Spring by Mary Howitt
“Look around you, look around!”
3. Silly Tilly’s Garden by Diana Murray
This sweet spring poem for kids is all about growing!
4. In cold spring air by Reginald Gibbons
Ask students to write down how cold spring days make them feel. Use this lesson plan to spark a discussion.
5. The Beautiful Spring by George Cooper
“Sky, brooks, and flowers, and birdies that sing.”
6. Weather for All by Lenore Hetrick
Spring is a season for everyone!
7. Each year by Dora Malech
Discuss the temporary, fleeting nature of spring.
8. Spring is like a perhaps hand by E. E. Cummings
Create a lesson on how spring is “changing everything carefully.”
9. Dear March – Come in – (1320) by Emily Dickinson
“The Maples never knew that you were coming.”
10. To the Thawing Wind by Robert Frost
A great poem about how our world transforms when the seasons change.
11. Cherry blossoms by Toi Derricotte
Teach this poem and ask students how the speaker feels about the cherry blossoms she sees.
12. What the Thrush Said by John Keats
“And he’s awake who thinks himself asleep.”
13. First Green Flare by Sidney Wade
Do the first signs of spring inspire us to live more fully?
14. After the Winter by Claude McKay
Spring brings so much hope and promise.
14. Springing by Marie Ponsot
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be water?
16. Monadnock in Early Spring by Amy Lowell
After a long winter, how does spring make us feel?
17. In the Memphis Airport by Timothy Steele
What would life be like for a bird at an airport?
18. Not Ideas About the Thing But the Thing Itself by Wallace Stevens
As the days grow longer, the sun rises earlier and brings everything to life.
19. I Have This Way of Being by Jamaal May
Spring is a magical season for gardeners.
20. Field in Spring by Susan Stewart
Springtime is like a feast for the eyes.
21. A Child of Spring by Ellen Robena Field
“I know a little maiden, She is very fair and sweet.”
22. Spring (Again) by Michael Ryan
After the quiet winter, is everything louder in spring?
23. Crisscross by Arthur Sze
What does it mean to “ache to be one with spring?” Use this lesson plan to teach this thought-provoking poem.
24. The Metier of Blossoming by Denise Levertov
Could we become “fully occupied with growing” like flowers in springtime? Use this lesson plan to start a conversation.
25. A Blessing by James Wright
We can feel the beauty of spring blossoming in our hearts.
26. Spring Storm by William Carlos Williams
This is one of the most beautiful spring poems for kids!