169 Poems for 1st Graders to Improve Kids’ Vocabulary

One of the most exciting and crucial years in a child’s academic journey is the first grade.

This is when they take their initial steps into the world of reading and writing, and what better way to accompany this journey than with the enchanting world of poems?

Experts and researchers from renowned universities have consistently endorsed the power of poetry in enhancing language skills and creativity in young children.

Each category of poems for 1st graders offers a unique gateway to learning while delighting young readers.

So, let’s embark on this poetic adventure of 1st grade poems for kids.

Best Poems for 1st Graders

First of all, let’s get you through a collection of best poems for 1st graders. These are some of the finest poems and will help your 1st graders with poetry and rhymes.

1. The Moon

       by Eliza Lee Follen

The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall.

2. Little Snowflake

       by Anonymous

Little snowflake, soft and white,
Falling from the sky so high,
Drifting to the ground so light,
Little snowflake, way up high.

3. I’m a Little Teapot

       by Anonymous

I’m a little teapot, short and stout,
Here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout,
Just tip me over and pour me out!

4. The Rainbow

       by Christina Rossetti

The rainbow comes and goes,
And lovely is the rose;
The moon doth with delight
Look round her when the heavens are bare;
Waters on a starry night
Are beautiful and fair;
The sunshine is a glorious birth;
But yet I know, where’er I go,
That there hath passed away a glory from the earth.

5. A Cat and a Dog Got into a Fight

       by Anonymous

A cat and a dog got into a fight,
They hissed and barked with all their might.
They scratched and bit, and tumbled around,
Until they fell on the muddy ground.

6. Autumn Leaves

       by Anonymous

Autumn leaves are falling down,
Red, yellow, orange, and brown.
Whirling, twirling, all around,
Till at last, they touch the ground.

7. There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

       by Anonymous

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children; she didn’t know what to do.
She gave them some broth without any bread,
Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

8. How Many, How Much

       by Shel Silverstein

How many slams in an old screen door?
Depends how loud you shut it.
How many slices in a bread?
Depends how thin or thick you cut it.

9. A Good Play

       by Robert Louis Stevenson

We built a city of blocks so high,
And knocked it down from the sky so high.
Then we laughed, and laughed, and laughed,
As the city of blocks just crashed and crashed.

10. The Moon

       by Christina Rossetti

The moon is high, the moon is bright,
Shine on my baby all night,
Smile on my sweet one,
Softly as you can,
And do not wake my baby till morning comes again.

11. Rain

       by Robert Louis Stevenson

The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It falls on house and garden too,
And falls on you and me.

I hear the rain upon the roof,
I see it in the street,
It falls and falls and falls all day,
And makes the world complete.

12. The Swing

       by Robert Louis Stevenson

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the nicest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside—

Till I can see so wide.

13. The Seed

       by Mary Howitt

Little seed, little seed,
When will you grow?
In the warm, warm ground,
Where the winters blow.

Little seed, little seed,
How deep you lie,
With the brown earth above you
And the blue sky high.

Little seed, little seed,
You must be fed,
With the soft spring rain
And the sunshine shed.

Little seed, little seed,
When will you grow?
Soon will you peep
Above the white snow.

14. The Wind

       by Christina Rossetti

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.

15. The Little Cloud

       by Lucy Larcom

I love to see the little cloud
That sails across the sky,
So soft and white and fleecy white,
It looks like cotton pie.

I wish that I could climb aboard
And go sailing too,
Up to the moon, and back again,
That would be something new!

16. The Little Bird

       by Lucy Larcom

Little bird, little bird,
Up in the tree,
Singing so sweetly,
So merrily.

What do you see,
Little bird, high
Up in the sky?

Do you see the green fields,
And the rivers so wide?
Do you see the little children,
Playing outside?

17. The Rainbow

       by William Brighty Rands

My little love, did you ever see,
The rainbow shining bright?
It is the bridge of God on high,
That leads from light to light.

Famous Poems for 1st Graders

Introduce your young learners to the world of literary classics. Explore timeless verses that have captured the hearts and minds of generations. Discover the beauty of renowned poems as we journey through the realm of famous poems for 1st graders.

1. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

       by Jane Taylor

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

2. The Owl and the Pussycat

       by Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat.
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

3. My Shadow

       by Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.

4. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

       by Eugene Field

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe,
Sailed on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew.

5. The Muffin Man

       by Anonymous

Do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man?
Do you know the muffin man
Who lives on Drury Lane?

6. Little Miss Muffet

       by Anonymous

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

7. Mary Had a Little Lamb

       by Sarah Josepha Hale

Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

8. Row, Row, Row Your Boat

       by Anonymous

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

9. Hickory Dickory Dock

       by Anonymous

Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

10. Humpty Dumpty

       by Anonymous

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

11. Jack and Jill

       by Anonymous

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

12. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

       by Anonymous

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full.

13. Old Mother Hubbard

       by Anonymous

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor dog a bone;
But when she came there,
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.

14. The Gingerbread Man

       by Anonymous

Run, run, as fast as you can,
You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!
I’m the sweetest little treat in the land,
With my sugary smile and my frosting hand.

15. If You Should Meet a Crocodile

       by Anonymous

If you should meet a crocodile,
Don’t take a stick and poke him;
Ignore the welcome in his smile,
Be careful not to stroke him.

16. Five Little Ducks

       by Anonymous

Five little ducks went out one day,
Over the hills and far away.
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,”
But only four little ducks came back.

17. The Fish

       by Elizabeth Bishop

I caught a tremendous fish
and held him beside the boat
half out of water, with my hook
fast in a corner of his mouth.

18. The Cat and the Fiddle

       by Anonymous

Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

19. Mr. Nobody

       by Anonymous

I know a funny little man,
As quiet as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
In everybody’s house!

20. The Snowflakes

       by Mary Howitt

See the pretty snowflakes
Coming down, coming down,
Softly as a feather,
Lighter than a clown.

See them twist and turning,
As they fall on the ground;
Now they dance, now they prance,
Now they cover the ground.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

21. The Cat

       by Elizabeth Akers Allen

Little cat, little cat,
Where have you been?
I’ve been all over the world,
And seen many a thing.

I’ve seen the mice at play,
And the birds in the trees,
And the flowers in the garden,
And the bees in the bees.

I’ve seen the little children,
Playing in the street,
And the big people working,
To earn their daily meat.

Little cat, little cat,
I’m glad you’re home.
You’re the prettiest cat
That ever I’ve known.

Funny Poems for 1st Graders

Laughter is the best teacher. In this section, we bring you humorous verses tailored to tickle the funny bones of 1st graders. Learning becomes an enjoyable experience as we explore the world of funny poems for 1st graders.

1. Silly Sally

       by Anonymous

Silly Sally went to town,
Walking upside down.
She flipped her hat upon her feet,
And danced to a jazzy beat.

2. Worm Poem

       by Anonymous

I met a worm upon the road
Who looked at me and winked.
He said, “I know a secret code
For how all worms stay pink!”

3. My Dog Ate My Homework

       by Kenn Nesbitt

My dog ate my homework,
That mischievous pup!
He gobbled it up, every last bit,
And now my homework is gone.

4. Bubbles

       by Kenn Nesbitt

I tried to catch a bubble,
But it floated right away.
It danced around so gracefully,
And I missed it every day.

5. The Aliens Have Landed

       by Kenn Nesbitt

The aliens have landed!
They’ve taken over my school.
They’re here to learn and study us,
So that they can look cool.

6. I’d Like to Be a Pirate

       by Kenn Nesbitt

I’d like to be a pirate
And sail the ocean blue.
I’d search for hidden treasures
And have adventures too.

7. The Funny Food Poem

       by Kenn Nesbitt

I like to eat ice cream in my favorite chair,
And gobble up pickles like they’re not even there.
I munch on spaghetti and slurp down my stew,
But nothing’s as funny as my brother’s tofu!

8. I Burped

       by Kenn Nesbitt

I burped at breakfast, lunch, and tea,
And after every snack.
I burped with friends and family,
And never once said, “Excuse me.”

9. My Cat Knows Karate

       by Kenn Nesbitt

My cat knows karate, judo, and kung fu,
And even knows a little jujitsu too.
She’s got a black belt, which is really neat,
And if you try to pet her, she’ll sweep you off your feet.

10. My Brother Ate My Smartphone

       by Kenn Nesbitt

My brother ate my smartphone,
Although it might sound strange.
He swallowed it like a popsicle,
And said it tasted strange.

11. The Snowball

       by Shel Silverstein

I made myself a snowball
As perfect as could be.
I thought I’d keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me.

12. Puppy and I

       by A.A. Milne

I met a Man as I went walking;
We got talking,
Man and I.
“Where are you going to, Man?” I said
(I said to the Man as he went by).

13. My Baby Brother

       by Kenn Nesbitt

My baby brother’s really cool,
Though sometimes he’s a pest.
He pulls my hair, he eats my toys,
But I like him the best!

14. The Silly Old Bear

       by Anonymous

There once was a silly old bear,
Who didn’t have a care.
He’d eat all the honey,
And then he’d be funny,
And roll around everywhere.

15. The Giggling Giraffe

       by Anonymous

There once was a giggling giraffe,
Who laughed till she cried.
She laughed at the monkeys,
And the elephants’ trunks,
And the lions who roared with their pride.

16. The Ticklish Tiger

       by Anonymous

There once was a ticklish old tiger,
Who giggled and roared with delight.
If you tickled his tail,
He’d never fail,
To roll on the ground with all his might.

17. The Sneezing Elephant

       by Anonymous

There once was an elephant named Nell,
Who sneezed so loud, it made a bell.
She sneezed and she sneezed,
Until she was pleased,
To finally get rid of that smell.

18. The Dancing Crocodile

       by Anonymous

There once was a crocodile named Clyde,
Who loved to dance and slide.
He’d twirl and he’d twirl,
And give a big whirl,
And splash in the water with pride.

19. The Hungry Hippopotamus

       by Anonymous

There once was a hippo named Ham,
Who loved to eat everything he could cram.
He’d eat all the leaves,
And the fish from the eaves,
And even the birds in the air, slam!

20. The Sleeping Sloth

       by Anonymous

There once was a sloth named Sue,
Who loved to sleep all day through.
She’d hang in the trees,
And catch the sweet breeze,
And dream of the food that was due.

21. The Singing Zebras

       by Anonymous

There once was a herd of zebras,
Who loved to sing and make a razzmatazz.
They’d sing all day long,
A beautiful song,
That made all the other animals jazz.

22. The Silly Seal

       by Anonymous

There once was a seal named Sam,
Who loved to play and have a slam.
He’d juggle the fishes,
And balance on dishes,
And make all the other animals laugh.

23. The Lazy Lion

       by Anonymous

There once was a lion named Leo,
Who loved to relax and be mellow.
He’d lie in the sun,
And have a bit of fun,
And chase the occasional gazelle-o.

24. The Flying Monkey

       by Anonymous

There once was a monkey named Mike,
Who loved to fly like a big kite.
He’d swing from the trees,
And catch the breeze,
And soar through the air so light.

25. The Talking Owl

       by Anonymous

There once was an owl named Hoot,
Who loved to talk and shoot the hoot.
He’d tell tales all night,
Of the things he’d seen in flight,
And make the other animals hoot.

26. The Funny Frog

       by Anonymous

There once was a frog named Fred,
Who loved to make people laugh their heads.
He’d sing silly songs,
And jump up so high,
And tell jokes that were just right.

27. The Silly Squirrel

       by Anonymous

There once was a squirrel named Sammy,
Who loved to chase his tail and be giddy.
He’d run around and around,
And make a funny sound,
And make all the other animals nutty.

28. The Crazy Cow

       by Anonymous

There once was a cow named Bessy,
Who loved to dance and be messy.
She’d kick up her heels,
And spin in the fields,
And make all the other animals dizzy.

Short Poems for 1st Graders

Short and sweet, these poems are perfect for young attention spans. Join us on a poetic journey where brevity meets creativity. Discover the charm of concise verses in the world of short poems for 1st graders.

1. Sunshine

       by Anonymous

The sun is shining in the sky,
It warms us as it passes by.
It makes the flowers bloom so bright,
And fills our days with pure delight.

2. My Puppy

       by Anonymous

I have a little puppy, so small,
With big floppy ears and a wagging tail.
He barks and plays, he’s such a delight,
My little puppy, my best friend in sight.

3. Caterpillar

       by Anonymous

Crawling, crawling on the ground,
Inch by inch, without a sound.
Spinning, spinning in a cocoon,
Soon you’ll be a butterfly, dancing under the moon.

4. Raindrops

       by Anonymous

Raindrops on the window pane,
Tapping softly, like a gentle rain.
Listen closely, hear their song,
Nature’s lullaby all day long.

5. At the Beach

       by Anonymous

In the sand and by the sea,
Is where I love to be.
Building castles, splashing waves,
Having fun in the sun, for days.

6. Balloons

       by Anonymous

Red, blue, and yellow balloons in the sky,
Floating so high, way up high.
They bob and they dance, without a care,
As they float up high in the cool, fresh air.

7. Dinosaur

       by Anonymous

A dinosaur so big and strong,
Roamed the Earth so very long.
Fierce and mighty, yet so grand,
In history’s books, you forever stand.

8. The Little Fish

       by Anonymous

In the pond, beneath the lily pad,
A little fish was feeling glad.
With a flip of its tail and a swish of its fin,
It swam and played, having so much fun.

9. The Snowman

       by Anonymous

Snow falling from the sky so white,
On the ground, it’s a beautiful sight.
Building a snowman, tall and round,
Smiling with a carrot nose, on the snowy ground.

10. The Kite

       by Anonymous

Flying high, up in the blue,
My colorful kite, it’s all I want to do.
Soaring high above the trees,
In the gentle breeze, with so much ease.

11. The Ladybug

       by Anonymous

A little ladybug, so small and red,
Crawling on a leaf, or so it said.
With black spots and tiny wings,
In the garden, it happily sings.

12. The Rainbow

       by Anonymous

After the rain, when the sun appears,
A rainbow shines, calming our fears.
With colors so bright in the sky,
A magical arc, way up high.

13. The Magic Hat

       by Kenn Nesbitt

I found a magic hat one day,
And put it on my head.
I twirled around and said some words,
And found myself in bed!

14. Goodnight

       by Aileen Fisher

The sun has set, the day is through,
It’s time for dreams, both old and new.
So close your eyes, and snuggle tight,
Goodnight, my dear, sleep well tonight.

15. The Sun

       by Anonymous

The sun is yellow,
It shines so bright,
It gives us warmth,
And fills our day with light.

16. The Moon

       by Anonymous

The moon is white,
It glows at night,
It’s like a big eye,
Watching over us with might.

17. The Stars

       by Anonymous

The stars are tiny,
They twinkle in the sky,
They’re like little diamonds,
Up so high.

18. The Clouds

       by Anonymous

The clouds are fluffy,
They float across the sky,
They can be white or gray,
And they can make us cry.

19. The Wind

       by Anonymous

The wind is invisible,
But we can feel it blow,
It rustles the leaves,
And makes the tall grass grow.

20. The Rain

       by Anonymous

The rain falls from the sky,
It pitter-patters down,
It helps the plants to grow,
And makes the flowers bloom.

21. The Snow

       by Anonymous

The snow falls from the sky,
It covers the ground in white,
It makes everything look new,
And it’s a beautiful sight.

22. The Trees

       by Anonymous

The trees are tall and green,
They have branches and leaves,
They give us shade and shelter,
And they’re home to many creatures.

23. The Flowers

       by Anonymous

The flowers are bright and beautiful,
They come in all sorts of colors,
They smell so sweet,
And they make us happy.

24. The Animals

       by Anonymous

The animals are all around us,
They have fur, feathers, or scales,
They come in all shapes and sizes,
And they’re all special in their own way.

25. The Family

       by Anonymous

Our family is important,
They love us and care for us,
They’re always there for us,
And they make us feel loved.

26. Friends

       by Anonymous

Our friends are special,
They make us laugh and smile,
They’re always there to play,
And they make our lives worthwhile.

27. School

       by Anonymous

School is a place to learn,
To grow and to explore,
We make new friends and learn new things,
And it’s a place we love more and more.

28. Playtime

       by Anonymous

Playtime is a time for fun,
To run and jump and sing,
To let our imaginations run wild,
And to be carefree and free.

29. Reading

       by Anonymous

Reading is a wonderful thing,
It takes us to new worlds and adventures,
We learn about new things and meet new people,
And it’s a great way to relax and unwind.

Easy Poems for 1st Graders

Simplicity meets learning in this category. Explore verses that are accessible and enjoyable for 1st graders. We make poetry an easy and delightful experience as we delve into the world of easy poems for 1st graders.

1. I Love My Dog

       by Anonymous

I have a furry friend named Jake,
He wags his tail and gives me a shake.
With floppy ears and a nose so wet,
I love my dog, you can bet!

2. My Teddy Bear

       by Anonymous

My teddy bear is soft and brown,
With a cozy hug, he banishes my frown.
He’s always there when it’s time to sleep,
My teddy bear, so cuddly and sweet.

3. Rain, Rain, Go Away

       by Anonymous

Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day.
Little children want to play,
Rain, rain, go away.

4. Snowflakes

       by Anonymous

Snowflakes falling from the sky,
Gently, softly, floating by.
Covering the ground so white,
Making everything a winter delight.

5. The Butterfly

       by Anonymous

A butterfly with wings so bright,
Flies from flower to flower, such a sight.
With colors of the rainbow, it’s a cheer,
The butterfly brings joy, year after year.

6. My Red Wagon

       by Anonymous

My red wagon is big and strong,
It rolls along, all day long.
I load it up with toys and play,
My red wagon, it’s here to stay.

7. In the Garden

       by Anonymous

In the garden, flowers bloom,
With sweet scents and colors that zoom.
Bees are buzzing, birds sing too,
In the garden, there’s so much to do.

8. I See the Moon

       by Anonymous

I see the moon and the moon sees me,
The moon sees somebody I’d like to see.
God bless the moon and God bless me,
And God bless the somebody I’d like to see!

9. The Sandcastle

       by Anonymous

On the beach, I build a castle of sand,
With a moat and turrets, so grand.
I shape it with my little hand,
My sandcastle, built on the land.

10. The Bird in the Tree

       by Anonymous

I heard a bird up in the tree,
Singing a song, so joyful and free.
It warbled and chirped in glee,
A happy little bird, for all to see.

11. The Little Boat

       by Anonymous

A little boat on the water, it floats,
In the gentle waves, it bobs and totes.
With a sailor’s hat and a flag that gloats,
My little boat, it happily floats.

12. Counting Sheep

       by Anonymous

When it’s time to sleep at night,
I count the sheep, it feels so right.
One, two, three, and out goes the light,
Counting sheep helps me sleep tight.

13. The Happy Sun

       by Anonymous

The sun is shining up so high,
In the big blue sky.
It warms the Earth, it’s not shy,
The happy sun, oh my, oh my!

14. My Silly Hat

       by Anonymous

My silly hat, it’s striped and bright,
I wear it all day and night.
With a spin and a twist, oh what a sight,
My silly hat, it’s just right!

15. I Love Books

       by Anonymous

I love books, they take me on a ride,
To places far and wide.
With stories and pictures side by side,
I love books, my special guide.

16. My Cat

       by Anonymous

My cat is fluffy and white,
She loves to chase mice all night.
She sleeps in my bed,
And purrs on my head,
And makes me feel happy and bright.

17. My Dog

       by Anonymous

My dog is big and brown,
He loves to run and play around.
He fetches my ball,
And wags his tail tall,
And makes me feel happy and profound.

18. My Bird

       by Anonymous

My bird is blue and green,
He sings a beautiful song unseen.
He flies around the room,
And lights up my gloom,
And makes me feel happy and serene.

19. My Tree

       by Anonymous

My tree is tall and wide,
It gives me shade and makes me hide.
I climb its branches high,
And touch the clouds in the sky,
And feel so happy and alive.

20. My Flower

       by Anonymous

My flower is red and bright,
It fills my heart with delight.
It blooms in the sun,
And makes everyone,
Feel happy and full of light.

21. My Rainbow

       by Anonymous

My rainbow is colorful and bright,
It appears after the rain at night.
It spans the sky so wide,
And brings me so much pride,
And makes me feel happy and light.

22. My Sun

       by Anonymous

My sun is warm and bright,
It gives me light and fills my sight.
It shines from above,
And sends me its love,
And makes me feel happy and right.

23. My Moon

       by Anonymous

My moon is white and glows,
It watches over me as I doze.
It shines in the night,
And fills me with light,
And makes me feel happy and cozy.

24. My Stars

       by Anonymous

My stars are tiny and bright,
They twinkle in the sky at night.
They guide me on my way,
And light up my day,
And make me feel happy and bright.

25. My Cloud

       by Anonymous

My cloud is fluffy and white,
It floats across the sky all day and night.
It can be big or small,
And it can change its shape,
And make me feel happy and tall.

26. My Wind

       by Anonymous

My wind is invisible and free,
It blows through the trees and caresses me.
It can be strong or weak,
And it can be quite unique,
And make me feel happy and breezy.

27. My Rain

       by Anonymous

My rain falls from the sky,
It helps the plants and flowers to grow.
It pitter-patters down,
And makes a lovely sound,
And makes me feel happy and oh so.

28. My Snow

       by Anonymous

My snow falls from the sky,
It covers the ground in a white blanket high.
It makes the world look new,
And it’s a beautiful sight,
And makes me feel happy and true.

29. My Family

       by Anonymous

My family is my everything,
They love me and care for me and make me sing.
They’re always there,
And they show they care,
And make me feel happy and like a king.

30. My Friends

       by Anonymous

My friends are my buddies,

They make me laugh and smile every day.
We play games together,
And we’re always there to weather,
Storms and sunny days.

Poems for 1st Graders That Rhyme

Rhyming words make language captivating for young readers. Dive into the world of poetic rhythm as we explore the magic of poems for grade 1 with rhyming words. Join us in the journey of poems for 1st graders that rhyme.

1. My Little Dog

       by Anonymous

My little dog is so much fun,
He loves to run and play in the sun.
He wags his tail and licks my face,
And puts me in a happy place.

2. The Rainbow

       by Anonymous

After the rain, a rainbow appears,
With colors so bright, it brings us cheers.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and indigo,
Violet too, a beautiful show.

3. The Swing

       by Anonymous

I love to swing up high and high,
Up to the clouds in the blue sky.
I feel so free and full of glee,
When I’m swinging so happily.

4. The Slide

       by Anonymous

I love to slide down the slide,
It’s such a fun and thrilling ride.
Down I go, fast and free,
With a smile so wide, you see.

5. The Playground

       by Anonymous

The playground is my favorite place,
Where I can run and jump and race.
I play with my friends all day long,
And have so much fun, it’s where I belong.

6. The Beach

       by Anonymous

I love to go to the beach,
Where the waves crash and the seagulls screech.
I build sandcastles in the sand,
And play in the water hand in hand.

7. The Park

       by Anonymous

The park is a place to relax and play,
Where I can run and swing all day.
I feed the ducks and watch them swim,
And have so much fun, it’s simply dim.

8. The Zoo

       by Anonymous

I love to go to the zoo,
To see all the animals, it’s true.
Lions, tigers, bears, and more,
So many creatures to adore.

9. The Library

       by Anonymous

The library is a place of wonder,
Where I can read and learn and plunder.
So many books to choose from,
Adventures to be had, what a boon!

10. The School Bus

       by Anonymous

The school bus takes me to school,
Where I learn and play with my friends so cool.
We sing songs and tell jokes,
And have so much fun on the bus, it soaks.

11. My Teacher

       by Anonymous

My teacher is so kind and smart,
She helps me learn and give it my heart.
She’s always there to help me out,
And makes learning fun, there’s no doubt.

12. My Mom

       by Anonymous

My mom is the best mom in the world,
She loves me and takes care of me, my pearl.
She’s always there for me, no matter what,
And I love her so much, a whole lot.

13. My Dad

       by Anonymous

My dad is my hero, so strong and brave,
He’s always there to keep me safe.
He plays with me and teaches me new things,
And makes me laugh, my heart takes wings.

14. My Family

       by Anonymous

I love my family so much,
They’re the best, they’re my lucky touch.
They love me and support me,
And make me feel happy and carefree.

15. Sunny Day

       by Anonymous

The sun is shining, bright and clear,
It warms us all from ear to ear.
We play outside, we jump and run,
On this sunny day, we have great fun.

16. The Little Ant

       by Anonymous

There was a little ant so small,
It crawled up the garden wall.
It worked so hard, it never slept,
In the tiny tunnels, it crept.

17. The Funny Frog

       by Anonymous

I met a frog, he said, Hello!
With big eyes and skin like jello.
He hopped around with a leap and a skip,
The funniest frog, with a croak and a flip.

18. Pirate Adventure

       by Anonymous

We set sail on the open sea,
To find treasure, you and me.
With a map and a pirate’s hat,
We’ll find gold, just like that!

19. My Silly Dog

       by Anonymous

My dog is silly, you should see,
He chases his tail, round and round, whee!
He barks at the mailman, and he can’t sit still,
My silly dog, he gives me a thrill.

20. The Hungry Cat

       by Anonymous

There once was a cat, so plump and fat,
Who gobbled his food in a second flat.
He purred and licked his furry chin,
The hungry cat, with a happy grin.

21. The Little Mouse

       by Anonymous

A little mouse, so quick and sly,
With whiskers twitching, oh so spry.
It scurries around, under the chair,
The little mouse, without a care.

22. Bouncing Ball

       by Anonymous

I have a ball, so round and red,
I bounce it high, above my head.
It goes up, then down, with a spring,
My bouncing ball, it’s a wonderful thing.

23. The Funny Clown

       by Anonymous

There was a clown, with a big red nose,
Who wore oversized shoes and colorful clothes.
He juggled balls, he danced around,
The funny clown, he never let us down.

24. The Little Duck

       by Anonymous

There was a duck, so small and yellow,
Who waddled by the pond, oh so mellow.
With a quack, quack here, and a quack, quack there,
The little duck, with feathers to spare.

25. Sailing on a Boat

       by Anonymous

We’re sailing on a boat so grand,
On the water, we feel so grand.
The wind blows, the sails are high,
Sailing on a boat, under the blue sky.

26. A Rainbow in the Sky

       by Anonymous

After the rain, the sky turns gray,
But then a rainbow comes to play.
With colors so bright, it’s quite a sight,
A rainbow in the sky, pure and light.

27. The Happy Bee

       by Anonymous

A little bee with wings so sweet,
Buzzing around from flower to treat.
It gathers nectar and takes its flight,
The happy bee, so small and bright.

28. The Magic Hat

       by Kenn Nesbitt

I found a magic hat one day,
And put it on my head to stay.
It spun me around, oh, what a delight,
With its magic spell, I took flight!

29. At the Circus

       by Anonymous

Under the big top, oh so grand,
We watch the circus, hand in hand.
With clowns, acrobats, and animals too,
At the circus, there’s so much to do.

Poems for 1st Graders about School

School is where 1st graders spend a significant part of their lives. These poems celebrate the school experience and provide young readers with relatable and engaging verses. Explore grade 1 poems about school and the adventures within.

1. My First Day of School

       by Anonymous

I’m excited and nervous,
On my first day of school.
I’ll meet new friends and learn new things,
And have so much fun, it’ll rule.

2. My Teacher

       by Anonymous

My teacher is kind and smart,
She helps me learn and gives me a start.
I’m so grateful for her guidance,
And I love her very much, with no defiance.

3. My Friends

       by Anonymous

My friends are the best,
We play together and have no rest.
We laugh and share and have so much fun,
They’re the best friends anyone could have, under the sun.

4. Learning

       by Anonymous

Learning is so much fun,
It helps me grow and become number one.
I learn new things every day,
And I’m so grateful for the way.

5. Reading

       by Anonymous

Reading is my favorite thing,
It takes me to new worlds and makes my heart sing.
I love to read books about everything,
And I’m always learning and taking wing.

6. Writing

       by Anonymous

Writing is my creative outlet,
It helps me express myself and shout.
I write stories and poems and more,
And I love to share what I have in store.

7. Math

       by Anonymous

Math is challenging but fun,
It helps me solve problems and get the job done.
I love to learn new math concepts,
And I’m always up for a challenge, you can bet.

8. Science

       by Anonymous

Science is so amazing,
It helps me understand the world around me, it’s blazing.
I learn about animals, plants, and space,
And I’m always fascinated by the human race.

9. Social Studies

       by Anonymous

Social studies is so much fun,
It helps me learn about different cultures and everyone.
I learn about history, geography, and civics,
And I’m always eager to learn more, with no tricks.

10. Art

       by Anonymous

Art is my creative expression,
It helps me show my feelings and make a connection.
I love to draw, paint, and sculpt,
And I’m always excited to see what I can erupt.

11. Music

       by Anonymous

Music is my happy place,
It fills my heart with joy and grace.
I love to sing and dance and play,
And music makes my life so much brighter every day.

12. Gym

       by Anonymous

Gym is so much fun,
I love to run and jump and play in the sun.
I learn new sports and games,
And I’m always up for a challenge, it’s never the same.

13. Recess

       by Anonymous

Recess is my favorite time of day,
I get to play with my friends and have my way.
We run and swing and slide,
And have so much fun, it’s a heavenly ride.

14. Lunchtime

       by Anonymous

Lunchtime is a time to refuel,
And enjoy a meal with my friends, it’s surreal.
We talk and laugh and share,
And make memories that we’ll always cherish, I swear.

15. After School

       by Anonymous

After school is a time to relax and play,
And do all the things that make my day.
I play with my friends, go to the park,
And have so much fun, it’s in the dark.

Final Thoughts

As we conclude our journey through first grade poems to teach kids, remember that poetry is a wonderful way to foster a love for language and literature in young minds.

The magic of words, beautifully woven into verses, can ignite the spark of imagination and curiosity in 1st graders.

We encourage you to explore these poems for 1st graders with your 1st grader and share your experiences.

The world of poems is vast, and this is just the beginning.

Share your thoughts in the comments below; we’d love to hear from you!

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