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60 Beautiful Earth Day Poems for Kids of All Ages

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Dating back to the beginnings of the environmental movement in 1970, Earth Day is an annual reminder to treat our amazing planet with love, respect, and kindness. As we go through our daily lives, it’s easy to forget how lucky we truly are to call this place home—but we all need to do better. We’ve put together this list of beautiful Earth Day poems for kids of all grade levels to help share this important message.

.I’m Glad the Sky is Painted Blue by Anonymous.

“I’m glad the sky is painted blue …”

“Flip flop,
Flip flap,
Slip slap …”

3. Mud by Polly Chase Boyden

“Mud is very nice to feel …”

Maytime Magic by Mabel Watts.

“A little seed …”

“Have you ever really looked at trees,
And seen their perfect beauty?”

“Who saw the petals
drop from the rose?”

The Rain Has Silver Sandals by May Justus an example of an Earth Day poem.

“For dancing in the spring …”

“I was telling my friend all about Earth Day …”

9. Lessons by Lenore Hetrick

“Does each small plant teach you a lesson?”

10. The Wind by James Reeves

“I can get through a doorway without any key …”

“High, high in the branches …”

Hurt no living thing by Christina Rossetti.

“Ladybird, nor butterfly …”

“The turning earth spoke in a somber voice.”

“I did not know
that wind
could wrinkle water so.”

15. Hiking by Lenore Hetrick

“For summer fun I like to hike.”

“When you see litter in the streets
And the air smells of pollution …”

17. Beyond Winter by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beyond Winter by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Over the winter glaciers …”

18. First Snow by Marie Louise Allen

“Snow makes whiteness where it falls.
The bushes look like popcorn-balls.”

19. Green Stems by Margaret Wise Brown

“Little things that crawl and creep …”

“What do we plant when we plant the tree?”

21. Trees by Sara Coleridge

Trees by Sara Coleridge an example of an Earth Day poem.

“The Oak is called the King of trees …”

22. A Dragonfly by Eleanor Farjeon

“When the heat of the summer
Made drowsy the land,
A dragon-fly came …”

“Lives are crying because it’s not clean.”

“Just like as in a nest of boxes round …”

Fireflies in the Garden by Robert Frost

“Here come real stars to fill the upper skies …”

26. Sandpiper by Robert Frost

“At the edge of tide
he stops to wonder …”

27. The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Eagle by Alfred Tennyson.

“He clasps the crag with crooked hands …”

28. Unaware by Kaitlyn Guenther

“Isolation quickly overwhelms me …”

“I am the Earth
And the Earth is me …”

“Blue numbers on my bedside clock …”

31. The Earth by Stuart Barnes

“turns to the moon as if
it was the one and only …”

“They shut the road through the woods …”

On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats an example of an Earth Day poem.

“The Poetry of earth is never dead …”

“Curled like a genie’s lamp …”

“Is this a time to be cloudy and sad
When our mother Nature laughs around …”

“The rising hills, the slopes …”

“Nature” Is What We See by Emily Dickinson.

“The Hill—the Afternoon—”

“Is it winter again, is it cold again …”

“Mankind! Long before your birth …”

“He did not know I saw—”

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry.

“When despair for the world grows in me …”

42. Remember by Joy Harjo

“Remember the sky that you were born under …”

“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills …”

“Once there was a tree …
and she loved a little boy …”

“Whose woods these are I think I know.”

“The last, the very last …”

“To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun …”

Listen to the Mustn'ts by Shel Silverstein

“Listen to the Mustn’ts, child …”

49. The Brook by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

“I come from haunts of coot and hern …”

“A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year …”

“Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.”

“I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day …”

“All creatures great and small …”

54. The Tree by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

The Tree by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

“The tree’s early leaf buds were bursting their brown …”

“Together we can save the Earth
Helping to heal our world”

“Let the crows go by hawking their caw and caw.”

“The Amazon river’s a mighty beast …”

“Our Earth, once vibrant and green …”

59. Water by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Water by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The water understands …”

“You do not have to be good …”

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Plus, check out these Fun Earth Day Crafts and Activities for kids.

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