Short Spring Poems for Kids that Celebrate Nature

With rain showers, mud puddles, blooming flowers, and chirping birds, there is so much to see and experience in nature during spring. This collection of short spring poems for kids truly captures and celebrates the full joy and messiness of the season.

With some poems that rhyme and some poems in free verse, some classic poems and some silly poems just for fun, there’s something for whole family to enjoy below.

Short Spring Poems For Kids

April is National Poetry Month

As April celebrates National Poetry Month, spring is the perfect time to read and explore poetry with your children. Ever better, try writing your own poetry together using this poem collection for inspiration!

PBS Kids has some great suggestions on writing poems with kids in this article: Your Child’s a Poet, and Here’s How to Show It.

Short Spring Poems for Kids That Rhyme

It Must Be Spring

By May Fenn

Hush, can you hear it?
The rustling in the grass,
Bringing you the welcome news that
Winter’s day is past.
Soft, can you feel it?
The warm caressing breeze,
Telling you the sticky buds
Are bursting on the trees.
Look, can you see them?
The primrose in the lane.
Now you must believe it —
Spring is here again.

Short Spring Poems For Kids

Spring Song

Author Unknown

Frogs croak
Rains soak
Chicks peep
Crickets leap
Bees hum
Robins come
Birds sing
It’s spring!


By Robert Louis Stevenson

The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.


Author Unknown

April is made of such wonderful things
Sunbeams and tulips and butterfly wings.

Short Spring Poems for Kids - William Blake


By William Blake

Sound the flute!
Now it’s mute.
Bird’s delight
Day and night;
In the dale,
Lark in sky,
Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year…

Buttercups and Daisies

By Mary Howitt

Buttercups and daisies,
Oh, the pretty flowers,
Coming ere the springtime,
To tell of sunny hours.

While the trees are leafless,
While the fields are bare,
Buttercups and daisies,
Spring up here and there.


By Marchette Chute

It is a windy day.
The water’s white with spray.
And pretty soon, if this keeps up,
The world will blow away.

To A Red Kite

By Lilian Moore

upon the sky.

Take the string
you need.
Ride high,

above the park.
Tug and buck
and lark
with the wind.

Touch a cloud,
red kite.
Follow the wild geese
in their flight.

Short Spring Poems for Kids That Celebrate Nature - Weather for All by Lenore Hetrick

Weather For All

By Lenore Hetrick

“I like rainy weather,”
Said the yellow duck.
“Not for me! I want the sun!”
The hen began to cluck.
“I think snow is great!”
Millie nodded her head.
“In spring the weather will please each one!”
The wise weather man said.

The Rainbow

By Christina Rossetti

Boats sail on the rivers,
  And ships sail on the seas;
But clouds that sail across the sky
  Are prettier far than these.

There are bridges on the rivers,
  As pretty as you please;
But the bow that bridges heaven,
  And overtops the trees,
And builds a road from earth to sky,
  Is prettier far than these.

It’s Spring

By Winnifred J. Mott

Good-bye, snow! Good-bye, ice!
Though of course, you’re very nice,
I am glad you’ve gone away.
Leaving us this fine spring day.

Here’s my good old bat and ball!
Marbles, too! How are you all?
I am sure that I can play.
With you now, ‘most any day.

Good-bye, winter! Though it’s true
I’ve had lots of fun with you,
Now I just could shout and sing;
I’m so glad because it’s spring!

More Short Spring Poems for Kids

Barefoot Haiku

By Julie Meehan Courtois

I breathe in the Spring.
See Mother Nature winking.
Grass between my toes.

Short Spring Poems for Kids - April Rain Song by Langston Hughes

April Rain Song

By Langston Hughes

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night–

And I love the rain.

Happy Spring Poetry Reading!

I hope you enjoyed reading these lovely spring poems that celebrate nature. Any other favorite short spring poems for kids you would add to this collection? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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