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* Poems on Christmas for Kids

Updated on December 14, 2015
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Writing poetry is a hobby. English is not my native language but I learned a lot during the past years. Thanks to Poet friends.


Christmas Poems for Kids

Children just love Christmas poems that rhyme and if you read the poems to them often enough, they will know the words by heart in no time. Wouldn't it be funny if your kid could recite a little rhyming poem at Christmas Eve?

My Dad, who was an artist, used to make little books for me and my sisters when we were young. Main thing were his illustrations accompanied by four line rhymes. The story I included in this article is about a collision between (the more European known) Saint Nicolaas and (the more world wide known) Santa Claus on a very dark night in December.

Christmas is such a good time to start learning kids about poetry, because there are many books with poems that rhyme for kids available. I've collected a lot of good and funny Christmas poetry books for children on this page, so I hope you can find a little Christmas Gift for your kid.

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None of the images and or text of my father's little book may be copied or be used in any way.

On Christmas Eve we gather around

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A little Christmas Gift from me for you

On Christmas Eve we gather around,
the sparkling tree, dressed up in light.
Awaiting Santa who comes from far,
with lovely gifts on reindeer's flight.

We sing the songs of Jesus' Birth,
so far away from where we live.
A star showed us the truthful path
and peace the gift we ought to give.

On Christmas Eve we gather around
with family, friends and Him above.
It shouldn't be two days each year,
that only then we show our love.

I've just written this poem for you and you're free to use it if you like it, but give me credit please.

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St. Nicolas meets Santa Claus

A funny Christmas Poem for Kids

It happened on a night, a very dark night...

My father was an Artist. (he passed away in 1984) and he liked to write little poems for me and my two sisters when we were kids. He illustrated these little poems with adorable drawings and made them into booklets. I still have them. As they were originally written in Dutch, I translated the poems into English, but I might have twisted the English grammar a little here and there, in order to get it all in a four line stanza. So please forgive me if I did.

A Funny Christmas Story in Rhyme

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Kids reciting Poetry on Youtube - one is never too young to learn

This one is not exactly for kids as well as about kids. and I thought it was too special not to let you hear and see it. I thought it was beautiful.

Def Jam Poetry - Deb Young "Children Of A Lesser God"

Another funny video to look at is this one Autumn Leaves I wouldn't be surprised if this young boy is becoming an actor when he grows up.

Then I found several performances of the same poem "Once Upon a Twice".

Once Upon a Twice Take 1 - 7 or 8 years I guess

Once Upon a Twice Take 2 - 4 or 5 years I guess

Once Upon a Twice Take 3 - 3-year old

A little girl 'Sage' recites Robert Frost:

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Children love to recite poems

I think it's very important to bring poetry to young kids, starting with short little rhymes about the things they encounter on a daily base. Some think it's not important and that there will be enough time to do that.

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Learn your kids to be creative

Painting the Sky: Writing Poetry With Children
Painting the Sky: Writing Poetry With Children

In stead of reading poetry to your kids, you can also write poetry with your kids. Learn them words that sound the same and learn them then to use them in small sentences. They get the hang of it very quickly and they just love it to find new words that rhyme.


Have you ever written a poem for your kids?

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Here's a Little Poem - A lovely Christmas Gift for parents with Toddlers

Here's A Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry
Here's A Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry

Toddlers like to listen to your voice and reading little poems often makes them quiet because a poem has a cadance when read outloud.


You may even rhyme, if you have the time

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      Susanna Duffy 2 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Fantastic! I loved your father's Christmas story in rhyme

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      I was just showing this page to my little niece and nephew (5 and 3 years old) and they were quite enchanted with your father's wonderful Santa drawings. Now they want to make up a poem for themselves and make their own little book. I'm getting out the crayons right now! :)

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      BlogsWriter 4 years ago

      I enjoyed the poetry, it is fun and cool.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Poetry for Kids is cool

      They should teach more of it at school

      However rhyming was never my strongest feature

      All it remains to say is...

      Happy New Year :)

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      Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      I love reading to my children but I hadn't thought of writing them a poem.What a great idea! Thank you

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 4 years ago from Texas

      The Christmas Season is here

      And your lens has brought me some cheer

      Santa said you've been good this time

      How about that for a rhyme!

      Best Wishes for the New Year!!!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I hope that you are having a very merry Christmas holiday season. Ho Ho Ho.

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      John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

      A lovely lens and deserves a little angel dust

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Your Dad's work is so cool -so awesome that you have those with you and your lens really is just beautiful. Gave me some lovely memories of my daughter and I when she was young. Thank you ;)


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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Many thanks for your writing

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      Titia Geertman 4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      @AstroGremlin: LOL yes, you're right, nothing rhymes with orange.

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      ThePerfectPresent 4 years ago

      I can see you got your talent from your father. Great work!

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      AstroGremlin 4 years ago

      Read this lens and take a look,

      Then buy your child a poetry book,

      They say that nothing rhymes with orange,

      And they're right!

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      WindyWintersHubs 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Your father's artwork and poems are very touching. Thanks for sharing!

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      Ann 4 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      what a treasure to have! these Christmas poems made me smile and cry just a little bit too for the loss of your father. I'll bet each time you see them you can feel him near you.

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Fun page, great tradition.

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      yayas 5 years ago

      So much talent in one family. I really enjoyed the poems an' the art. Very nice.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my Balloon Christmas page. It's nice to learn the different traditions.

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      Stephen Carr 5 years ago from Corona, CA

      Enjoyed the drawings and poems! Very nice lens.

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      This is a beautiful and lovely lens! I enjoyed the poems!

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      I enjoyed the poems you have shared.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      poetry opens the mind and brain, I think its a very good thing for kids to do like reading too. enjoyed my time on your lens this morning, thank you.

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      orandze lm 5 years ago

      I enjoyed this lens so much! Thank you!

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Highly enjoyable: Angel Blessed

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      deyanis 5 years ago from Oz

      Thank you so much for sharing your father's arts, they're beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed the arts and the poetry. Hope you and your family will have amazing Christmas.

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      emmaklarkins 5 years ago

      Lovely! Thanks for sharing the Christmas spirit :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      This is an absolutely heartwarming Christmas poetry article. My dad also wrote poems but his became songs that he played on his guitar for us and the other neighborhood kids. Best of wishes for a wonderful Christmas for you and yours.

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      What a true delight. Thanks for sharing your father's talent for both words and art. Love it and Blessed. :)