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Earth Day Poems for Kids of All Ages and Grade Levels


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…”

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…”

“Who saw the petals drop from the rose?”

The Rain Has Silver Sandals by May Justus.

“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…”

15. Hiking by Lenore Hetrick

“For summer fun I like to hike.”

“When you see litter in the streets…”

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.

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.

“The Oak is called the King of trees…”

22. A Dragonfly by Eleanor Farjeon

“When the heat of the summer…”

“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…”

“At the edge of tide…”

27. The Eagle by Alfred 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…”

“They shut the road through the woods…”

On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats.

“The Poetry of earth is never dead…”

“Curled like a genie’s lamp…”

“Is this a time to be cloudy and sad…”

“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…”

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42 Beautiful Earth Day Poems for Kids of All Ages



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