Celebrate the warm sunny days with these fun Summer poems for kids. 

Summer is here, and it’s time to visit parks and stay up till dark!

Open windows, watch those little faces celebrate the end of a school year, and soak up that golden sun.

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Acrostic Poem for Summer

An Acrostic poem is a small poem that uses the letters of a word as the starter to a short phrase. Let’s look at an acrostic poem I wrote for SUMMER.

S – Splashing in the water

U – Under the warm summer sun

M – My friends are at the beach.

M – Mosquitos are buzzing all around.

E – Eating all the ice cream cones. 

R – Ready to enjoy this time of year!

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Summer Poems for Kids

Now that the school days have ended, what to your kids do on summer nights? Do they stay up late? Eat snacks? Camp in the backyard?

Have a good time playing flashlight tag? Make summer crafts on the back patio? Or, do they have a happy summer with lazy days?

Summer Summer

Summer summer

I’m so glad you’re here!

Summer summer

Let’s give a cheer!

Summer summer

I’ll meet you at the park.

Summer summer

let’s play up till dark.

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Oh, the days of Summer break! No school, late night pillow fights, no alarm clocks, playing outside, visiting new places, swimming, a little extra time watching your favorite shows.

What else could a kid want? Perhaps a quart of lemonade!

These delightful poems will inspire kids to have fun in the Summer.

Are you looking for activities to do with your kids during the Summertime? If so, check out my blog post, 115 Fun Summer Activities for Kids.

Summertime

Summertime, summertime

Let’s go out and play.

Time for fun, and lots of sun.

I love these kind of day!

Summertime, summertime,

Swimming to stay cool.

Pillow fights, and late night bites.

An awesome break from school!

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I found this poem to be a great conversation starter with the younger children.

The following statement “..and late night bites” led to a discussion about what kind of bites it means.

Some kids said it means food items; while other kids said it means bug bites. Which do you think it means?

Summer Sun

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Great is the sun, and wide he goes

Through empty heaven with repose;

And in the blue and glowing days

More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull

To keep the shady parlour cool,

Yet he will find a chink or two

To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad

He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;

And through the broken edge of tiles

Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around

He bares to all the garden ground,

And sheds a warm and glittering look

Among the ivy’s inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,

Round the bright air with footing true,

To please the child, to paint the rose,

The gardener of the World, he goes.

Father’s Day Poems

Let’s kick off Summer by celebrating Dads and Stepdad’s. 

Before your kids are out for Summer break, print off your favorite Father’s Day poem, and let the kids take it home to show their Dad how much they love them!

Or, if you are a parent, and you’re looking for a short poem for Father’s Day, you can simply print it off, and attach it to a cute Father’s Day gift.

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When you purchase these poems, you get 3 versions.

One from a boy, one from a girl, and a handprint poem. Your little one’s young face will light up when Dad reads their poem.

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Ocean Poems for Kids

Many kids associate summer fun with taking a family beach trip, swimming in the ocean, or perhaps even visiting a local aquarium.

If you visit Summer camps for kids, you will also find they love teaching ocean themes during the hot summer months.

Needless to say, I had to incorporate seaside poems for Summer fun. 

 

Five Ocean Friends

By Flannelboardfun

5 Little ocean friends

swimming near the ocean floor.

The yellow fish swam away, and that left four.

Four little ocean friends,

together in the sea.

The tuna fish splashed away, and that left three.

Take Me Out to the Ocean

Before teaching this cute Summer poem for kids, get the young children talking about what animals live in the ocean. 

Here are some fun Ocean Facts for Kids to go with these themed poems.

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Take a little bit of time to encourage the young students to talk about their favorite types of poems.

Do they like short poems, funny poems, nursery rhymes, animal poems, or creating original poems. 

Summer Insects and Bugs Poems

Going outside and catching lightning bugs in a jar is a classic childhood memory.

Summer days are filled with bugs and insects such as ladybugs, caterpillars, butterflies, flies, and mosquitos.

Although bats are considered mammals, I’ve included them in this collection, because bats are most active in the summer.

The following poems are about popular summer bugs and insects.  

Not only are ladybugs beautiful and harmless, they are a sure sign of summer! 

Did you know “one ladybug can eat up to 5,000 insects in its lifetime” (National Geographic)

Ladybug, Ladybug

Ladybug, ladybug,

fly away home.

Your house is on fire,

Your children all roam.

Except little Nan

Who sits in her pan,

Weaving her laces

as fast as she can.

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After you add a ladybug poem to your children’s poems , grab this fun Bugs and Insects Write the Room activity for your lesson plans.

Kids loving hunting around on a summer’s day, and recording the new vocabulary words they are learning.

10 Little Ladybugs

By Little Learning Corner

One little, two little,

three little ladybugs.

Four little, five little,

six little ladybugs.

Seven little, eight little,

nine little ladybugs.

Ten little ladybugs sitting in the sun.

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Caterpillar Garden

Over in the garden, under a tree,

I saw some fuzzy caterpillars

One, two, three.

Over in the garden, under the moon

Each caterpillar spun herself a cocoon.

Over in the garden, right before my eyes,

those caterpillars all turned into butterflies.

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10 Little Butterflies

By Little Learning Corner

One little, two little,

three little butterflies.

Four little, five little,

six little butterflies.

Seven little, eight little,

nine little butterflies.

Ten little butterflies spreading their wings.

Five Little Bats

Five little bats came flying to the door.

One flew away, and that left four.

Four little bats hiding in a tree.

One flew away, and that left three.

Three little bats looking down at you.

One flew away, and that left two.

Two little bats hiding from the sun.

One flew away, and that left one.

One little bat swinging all alone,

He flew away, and left none!

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More Themed Poems for Kids

If you landed on this page after searching for a specific type of poem, you hit the jackpot.

I absolutely love sharing poems for kids and family poems for younger children.

I’ve been teaching poems and nursery rhymes to kids for a very long time.

You can find a collection of all poems at the bottom of this post, or you can click on the following poems:

Back to School Poems 

Mother’s Day Poems 

Easter Poems

Spring Poems

Winter Poems

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