1. What Does the Bee Do?
What does the bee do?
Bring home honey.
And what does Father do?
Bring home money.
And what does Mother do?
Lay out the money.
And what does baby do?
Eat up the honey.
2. A Riddle /zagadka/
There is one that has a head without an eye,
And there’s one that has an eye without a head.
You may find the answer if you try;
And when all is said,
Half the answer hangs upon a thread.
Above the Bright Blue Sky
There’s a Friend for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
A Friend who never changes
Whose love will never die;
Our earthly friends may fail us,
And change with changing years,
This Friend is always worthy
Of that dear name he bears.
There’s a home for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
Where Jesus reigns in glory,
A home of peace and joy;
No home on earth is like it,
Nor can with it compare;
And everyone is happy,
Nor could be happier there.
All Things Bright and Beautiful
~Cecil Frances Alexander
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
A was once an apple pie,
B was once a little bear,
C was once a little cake,
D was once a little doll,
E was once a little eel,
F was once a little fish,
In a Dishy
G was once a little goose,
H was once a little hen,
I was once a bottle of ink,
Bottle of Ink!
J was once a jar of jam,
Jar of Jam!
K was once a little kite,
Out of sighty-
L was once a little lark,
In the Parky,
M was once a little mouse,
In the Housy
N was once a little needle,
O was once a little owl,
P was once a little pump,
Q was once a little quail,
R was once a little rose,
Bows-y – grows-y
S was once a little shrimp,
T was once a little thrush,
U was once a little urn,
V was once a little vine,
W was once a whale,
X was once a great king Xerxes,
Great King Xerxes!
Y was once a little yew,
Z was once a piece of zinc,
Piece of Zinc!
Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant-
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone–
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee-
(I fear I’d better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)
Two Little Kittens
~Anonymous (circa 1880)
Two little kittens, one stormy night,
Began to quarrel, and then to fight;
One had a mouse, the other had none,
And that’s the way the quarrel begun.
„I’ll have that mouse,” said the biggest cat;
„You’ll have that mouse? We’ll see about that!”
„I will have that mouse,” said the eldest son;
„You shan’t have the mouse,” said the little one.
I told you before ’twas a stormy night
When these two little kittens began to fight;
The old woman seized her sweeping broom,
And swept the two kittens right out of the room.
The ground was covered with frost and snow,
And the two little kittens had nowhere to go;
So they laid them down on the mat at the door,
While the old woman finished sweeping the floor.
Then they crept in, as quiet as mice,
All wet with the snow, and cold as ice,
For they found it was better, that stormy night,
To lie down and sleep than to quarrel and fight.
Laura E. Richards
Good-night, Sun! go to bed!
Take your crown from your shining head.
Now put on your gray night-cap,
And shut your eyes for a good long nap.
Good-night, Sky, bright and blue!
Not a wink of sleep for you.
You must watch us all the night,
With your twinkling eyes so bright.
Good-night, flowers! now shut up
Every swinging bell and cup.
Take your sleeping-draught of dew:
Pleasant dreams to all of you!
Good-night, birds, that sweetly sing!
Little head ‚neath little wing!
Every leaf upon the tree
Soft shall sing your lullaby.
Last to you, little child,
Sleep is coming soft and mild.
Now he shuts your blue eyes bright:
Little Baby dear, good-night!
The Poems and Stories at Rainy Day Poems
Table of Contents for Poems for Kids
- Holiday Poems for Kids
- Poems for Kids by some contemporary poets
- Poems for Kids by Emily Dickinson
- Poems for Kids by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Poems for Children by Lewis Carroll
- Poems for Kids by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Children’s Poems by Christina Rossetti
- Poems for Kids Written by African American Poets
- Classic Poems For Kids
- Cautionary Tales for Children by Hilaire Belloc
- Cultural Poems for Kids
- Nursery Rhymes
- Poems For Young Children
- Poems Teachers Ask For
- Poems For Kids To Recite
- Horse Poems For Kids
- Dog Poems For Kids
- Cat Poems
- Mother’s Day Poems
- Father’s Day Poems
- Read A Book of Nonsense by Edward Learn
- Funny Poems for Kids
- Friendship Poems
- Hindi Poems and Stories by Mina