10+ Best Bird Poems For Children

Beautiful Bird Poems for Kids

Parents and teachers teach young kids new words, expressions, sentence structure, creativity, and poems enhance their imagination. Through reciting poems, teachers and parents engage the interest of toddlers and preschoolers in the learning process. As the young kids recite the poems repeatedly, they learn to fluently pronounce new words, learn about new things and express themselves. As the young kids recite or read the poems, their imagination expands, and they learn to associate the poem’s words to the things around them. 

Best Bird Poems for Children 

Best Bird Poems for Children

The most convenient way to introduce new words and teach sentence formation to young kids is through poems. The earliest poems taught to kids are about or related to birds. In most bird poems, the birds symbolize joy, spring, love, and freedom for preschoolers. So it becomes easier for kids to associate with them and learn sight word recognition through them. Some famous bird poems by renowned writers are more sophisticated, and they use birds as symbols to impart a deeper meaning about a specific bird. There are poems on different birds such as owls, penguins, etc. There are also poems about birds based on their colors, such as a bluebird poem or a red bird poem. Then there are short bird poems that help the young kids learn new words without overwhelming them with long sentences. 

Here are some of the best bird poems for kids:

1. ‘What Does Little Birdie Say?’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson

What does little birdie say
In her nest at peep of day?
“Let me fly,” says little birdie,
“Mother, let me fly away.”

Birdie, rest a little longer,
Till the little wings are stronger.
So she rests a little longer,
Then she flies away.

What does little baby say,
In her bed at peep of day?
Baby says, like little birdie,
“Let me rise and fly away.”

Baby, sleep a little longer,
Till the little limbs are stronger.
If she sleeps a little longer,
Baby, too, shall fly away.

2. ‘A Bird, came down the Walk’ by Emily Dickinson

A Bird, came down the Walk –
He did not know I saw –
He bit an Angle Worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw,

And then, he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass –
And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass –

He glanced with rapid eyes,
That hurried all abroad –
They looked like frightened Beads, I thought,
He stirred his Velvet Head. –

Like one in danger, Cautious,
I offered him a Crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers,
And rowed him softer Home –

Than Oars divide the Ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon,
Leap, plashless as they swim.

3. ‘For a Bird’ by Myra Cohn Livingstone

I found him lying near the tree;
I folded up his wings.
Oh, little bird,
You never heard
The song the summer sings.
I wrapped him in a shirt I wore in winter;
it was blue.
Oh, little bird,
You never heard
The song I sang to you.

4. ‘A Hatching Song’ by Judy Sierra

I’m almost hatched! I’m almost hatched!
I’m small, I’m wet, I’m not out yet.
I’m almost hatched!
I’m pecking hard, I’m pecking hard.
I’m tired, I’m weak, it hurts my beak.
I’m pecking hard.
My head’s outside, my head’s outside.
The moon is bright – the world’s so white!
My head’s outside.
I’m really hatched, I’m really hatched.
At last I’m free. Hey, Dad, it’s me!
I’m really hatched.

5. ‘Song’ by John Keats

I had a dove, and the sweet dove died;
And I have thought it died of grieving:
O, what could it grieve for? its feet were tied
With a single thread of my own hand’s weaving;
Sweet little red feet, why should you die–

Why should you leave me, sweet bird, why?
You lived alone in the forest tree,
Why, pretty thing! would you not live with me?
I kiss’d you oft and gave you white peas;
Why not live sweetly, as in the green trees?

6. ‘Consider the Penguin’ by Lucy W. Rhu 

Consider the penguin
He’s smart as can be –
Dressed in his dinner clothes

You never can tell
When you see him about,
If he’s just coming in
Or just going out!

7. ‘Early Bird’ by Shel Silverstein 

Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early early bird-
But if you’re a worm, sleep late.

8. ‘The Chickadees’ by Harriet Jenks 

Four little chickadees, sitting in a tree;
One flew away and then there were three.
Chickadee, chickadee, happy and gay,
Chickadee, chickadee, fly away.

Three little chickadees don’t know what to do;
One flew away and then there were two.
Chickadee, chickadee, happy and gay,
Chickadee, chickadee, fly away.

Two little chickadees sitting in the sun;
One flew away and then there was one.
Chickadee, chickadee, happy and gay,
Chickadee, chickadee, fly away.

One little chickadee can’t have any fun;
He flew away, and then there were none.
Chickadee, chickadee, happy and gay,
Chickadee, chickadee, fly away.

9. ‘If I Were A Bird’ by Jackie Silberg

If I were a bird, I’d sing a song
And fly about the whole day long
And when the night comes, go to rest,
Up in my cozy little nest.

10. ‘Preening’ by Frank Asch

Preening every day,
what a chore! wing up,
leg out,
and stretch.
Preening every day,
what a bore!
Wing down, leg in,
and nibble.
Preening every day
is the price we pay
to crouch, spring, and soar!
Flying day and night, what a delight!

11. ‘An Unassuming Owl’ by Jack Prelutsky 

An unassuming owl,
having little else to do,
remarked within the darkness
a discreet and subtle “WHOOOOOOOOOOO!”

A self-important owl,
puffed and pompous in the gloom,
responded with an overblown

12. ‘In The Beginning’ by Frank Asch 

In the beginning, when the earth was new,
birds had no feet but only flew.
When they crashed upon their nose,
Mother Nature gave them toes.
Then they dined standing on the beach,
catching all the fish within their reach.
And when they fought for fish to eat,
Mother Nature stretched their feet.
“Nobody here can fall asleep!
So, you long-legged birds, fish in the deep.
Short-legged birds, fish near the shore,
And stop that fighting! You hear? No more!”

13. ‘Magpie’ by Shirley Wishart 

Magpie they call me
Though I know no reason why
For I am handsome and clever
And I never never lie.
Legend tells of other birds
Asking me to teach them
How to build a nest.
When I began to show them
They said they knew best.
This is why I live in a nest
With a sheltering roof and a view –
And other bird’s nests are like mine –
but cut in two.

Teaching children bird poetry helps them in developing their creativity and speaking skills. Most are simple, engaging, and enjoyable to learn, and they help children recognize sounds, learn new words, and develop their inventiveness.

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