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Transport Poems for children

Updated on May 18, 2012

Children's poems about Transport

Anyone who works with or has young children will enjoy this page. Here you will find poems suitable for children based on the theme of transport. The poems have lots of rhyming patterns in them making them suitable to share or suitable for ther children to read independently.

Boys will especially enjoy these so go ahead and start getting the boys into reading!

Enjoy!

Planes, trains & automobiles ...

... and a few boats!

TRAINS!!

Down by the station,

Early in the morning,

See the little pufferbellies,

All in a row.

See the station master,

Turn the little handle,

Puff, puff, toot, toot,

Off we go!

THE TRAIN

Tickerty-tack

Over the track

Far, far away

Puffing all day

Tickerty-too

Hurry up do!

Trains cannot wait

Must not be late

Tickerty-tock

Nickerty-nock

Speeding along

Singing this song

Tickerty-tackerty

Nickerty-nackerty

Tickerty-tackerty

Tock!

DOWN AT THE STATION

Down at the station

Early in the morning

See the little engines

All in a row -

The man inside the engine

Turns a little handle

Poop-poop, choof-choof

Off we go!

HEAR THE ENGINE

Hear the engine puff

Hear if puff, hear it puff

Hear the engine puff

Choo-choo, choo-choo

Hear the big bell ring

Hear it ring, hear it ring

Hear the big bell ring

Ding-dong, ding-dong

Hear the whistle blow

Hear it blow, hear it blow

Hear the whistle blow

Toot-toot, toot-toot

Hear the engine man shout

Hear his shout, hear his shout

Hear the engine-man shout

All aboard! All aboard!

FROM A RAILWAY CARRIAGE

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,

Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;

And charging along like troops in a battle

All through the meadows the horses and cattle:

All of the sights of the hill and the plain

Fly as thick as driving rain;

And ever again, in the wink of an eye,

Painted stations whistle by.

Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,

All by himself and gathering brambles;

Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;

And here is the green for stringing the daisies!

Here is a cart runaway in the road

Lumping along with man and load;

And here is a mill, and there is a river:

Each a glimpse and gone forever!

R L Stevenson

SONG OF THE TRAIN

Clickety-clack,

Wheels on the track,

This is the way

They begin the attack:

Click-ety-clack,

Click-ety-clack,

Click-ety, clack-ety,

Click-ety

Clack.

Clickety-clack,

Over the crack,

Faster and faster

The song of the track:

Clickety-clack,

Clickety-clack,

Clickety, clackety,

Clackety.

Clack.

Riding in front,

Riding in back,

Everyone hears

The song of the track:

Clickety-clack,

Clickety-clack,

Clickety, Clickety,

Clackety

CLACK!!!

PLANES

AIRPLANE

I press on the starter,

The propeller whirls around

My airplane and I

Brush over the ground.

I lift from the field,

The motor roars out loud,

Far below is the earth,

Above me a bright cloud.

I dip and I drop

I swoop and I rise--

Oh, it's fun to be flying Way up in the skies!

AEROPLANES

Aeroplanes, aeroplanes, all in a row

Aeroplanes, aeroplanes, ready to go

Hark, they're beginning to buzz and to hum

Bzzzzzzzzz!

Engines all working so come along

Now they are flying high up in the sky

Higher and higher and ever so high!

GIANT JUMBO JET

One giant jumbo jet,

Ready for the flight.

One giant jumbo jet,

Doors closed tight.

The engines start a-roaring,

Everything is fine;

Start down the runway

Following a line.

The wings are all a-silver,

The jets are all a-glow.

Pull back the joystick

And up we go.

Little silver airplane

Up in the sky,

Where are you going to

Flying so high?

Over the mountains

Over the sea

Little silver airplane

Please take me.

I'M A YELLOW HELICOPTER

I'm a yellow helicopter

Sitting on the ground.

These are my rotor-blades

Slowly turning round.

Faster now, and faster...

They're spinning like a top.

Take off...

Turn around

Touch down...

Stop.

CARS

DAD'S OLD CAR

Rattle, hum, hiss, bang,

This car has got to go!

It really is quite sick,

It huffs and puffs and blows!

Crackle, whizz, cough, wheeze,

I think it's going to stop!

We've just gone round a corner

And the engine fell right off!

Twinkle twinkle chocolate bar,

My daddy drives a rusty car,

Push the starter, and pull the choke,

And off we go in a cloud of smoke,

Twinkle twinkle chocolate bar,

My daddy drives a rusty car.

BOATS

WHERE GO THE BOATS?

Dark brown is the river,

Golden is the sand.

It flows along for ever,

With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,

Castles of the foam,

Boats of mine a-boating-

Where will all come home?

On goes the river

And out past the mill,

Away down the valley,

Away down the hill.

Away down the river,

A hundred miles or more,

Other little children

Shall bring my boats ashore

R L Stevenson

Ferry Me Across the Water

~Christina Rossetti

"Ferry me across the water,

Do, boatman, do."

"If you've a penny in your purse

I'll ferry you."

"I have a penny in my purse,

And my eyes are blue;

So ferry me across the water,

Do, boatman, do."

"Step into my ferry-boat,

Be they black or blue,

And for the penny in your purse

I'll ferry you."

Sailing

I see a ship a-sailing, sailing, sailing,

I see a ship a-sailing, sailing out to sea;

The captain at the railing, railing, railing,

The captain at the railing waves his hand to me.

I see a ship a-rolling, rolling, rolling,

I see a ship a-rolling, rolling home from sea;

I hear its bell a-tolling, tolling, tolling,

I hear its bell a-tolling, coming back to me.

Ferryboats

Over the river,

Over the bay,

Ferryboats travel

Every day.

Most of the people

Crowd to the side

Just to enjoy

Their ferryboat ride.

Watching the seagulls,

Laughing with friends,

I'm always sorry

When the ride ends.

I Sailed on Half a Ship

I sailed on half a ship

on half the seven seas,

propelled by half a sail

that blew in half a breeze.

I climbed on half a mast

and sighted half a whale

that rose on half a mighty wave

and flourished half a tail.

Each day, with half a hook

and half a rod and reel,

I landed half a fish

that served as half a meal.

I ate off half a plate,

I drank from half a glass,

then mopped up half the starboard deck

and polished half the brass.

When half a year had passed,

as told by half a clock,

I entered half a port

and berthed at half a dock.

Since half my aunts were there

and half my uncles too,

I told them half this half-baked tale

that's half entirely true.

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      Anita 3 years ago

      Inspired by your poems, my 6 year old son wrote his own transport poem . Thank you!

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      BlogsWriter 4 years ago

      Love these transportation poems for kids. Very enjoyable.

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      cornelus 5 years ago

      Great poems.. i like them. My little angel likes them too..Keep it like that girl, and success with your $$

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