Autumn and Winter Poems for Children


Here are some wonderful autumn and winter poems for children, perfect for welcoming in the colder months of the year!

Poetry, in my opinion, is a beautiful thing for children.

Poems are like glorious bite-sized stories, full of wonderful rhyme, rhythm and language patterns, as well as conveying thoughts and emotions. We always feel something when we read a poem, don’t we?

They build reading, speaking and listening skills, inspire writing, encourage creative thinking and encourage us to imagine new worlds and experiences.

I’ve chosen simple and short poems which are wonderful to share and read out loud with children which is when poetry really becomes alive. They are a selection of poems I’ve chosen for my children’s creative activity pack which I send out very month for free to email subscribers. I’ve popped a subscribe link at the end of the blog.

I do hope you enjoy these!

Poems for Autumn

The poem An Autumn Greeting by George Cooper with images of leaves and wind blowing

An Autumn Greeting by George Cooper

“Come,” said the Wind to the Leaves one day.

“Come over the meadow and we will play.

Put on your dresses of red and gold.

For summer is gone and the days grow cold.”

The poem The Autumn Leaves by Wes Magee with leaves and star images

The Autumn Leaves by Wes Magee

In autumn

the trees wave in the wind

and the leaves come tumbling






Here they come, hundreds and thousands of leaves

in yellow, red




chocolate brown.

The poem Leaves by Elsie K Brady with images of leaves and acorns

Leaves by Elsie N. Brady

How silently they tumble down

And come to rest upon the ground

To lay a carpet, rich and rare,

Beneath the trees without a care,

Content to sleep, their work well done,

Colours gleaming in the sun.


At other times, they wildly fly

Until they nearly reach the sky.

Twisting, turning through the air

Till all the trees stand stark and bare.

Exhausted, drop to earth below

To wait, like children for the snow.

Poems for Winter

The poem Misty by Shirley Hughes with images of boots and leaves.

Misty by Shirley Hughes

Mist in the morning,

Raw and nippy,

Leaves on the pavement,

Wet and slippy.

Sun on fire

Behind the trees,

Muddy boots,

Muddy knees.


Shop windows,

Lighted early,

Soaking grass,

Dewy, pearly.

Red, lemon,

Orange and brown,

Silenty, softly,

The leaves float down.

The poem Frost by Valerie Bloom with images of sugar, rooftops, snowflakes and fir tree covered in snow

Frost by Valerie Bloom

Overnight, a giant spilt icing sugar on the ground,

He spilt it in the hedgerows, and the trees without a sound,

He made a wedding-cake of the haystack in the field,

He dredged the countryside and the grass was all concealed,

He sprinkled sugar on the roofs, in patches not too neat,

And in the morning when we woke, the world around was sweet.

The poem Cold by Shirley Hughes with a background of trees, mittens and snowflakes

Cold by Shirley Hughes

Cold fingers,

Cold toes,

Pink sky,

Pink nose.


Hard ground,

 Bare trees,

Branches crack,

Puddles freeze.


Frost white,

Sun red,

Warm room,

Warm bed.

Hope you enjoyed reading these autumn and winter poems for children!

I believe stories are simply magical and have also written blogs on the wonders of nursery rhymes, the magic of stories and storytelling and why traditional fairytales are important.


Enjoy a FREE fun fairytale-themed Children’s Activity Pack, full of lovely creative things to do, delivered straight to your inbox every month, along with the latest Another World Costume news and updates!

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