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
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 Autumn Leaves by Wes Magee
the trees wave in the wind
and the leaves come tumbling
Here they come, hundreds and thousands of leaves
in yellow, red
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
Misty by Shirley Hughes
Mist in the morning,
Raw and nippy,
Leaves on the pavement,
Wet and slippy.
Sun on fire
Behind the trees,
Orange and brown,
The leaves float down.
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.
Cold by Shirley Hughes
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