14 Sweet Kindergarten Poems and Nursery Rhymes for Kids


Kindergarten poems and nursery rhymes are delightful expressions that encourage early literacy, language development, and creativity in young children. Here is a compilation of 14 charming rhymes to brighten your child’s day and bring joy through the power of words.

1. Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout;

Down came the rain, and washed the spider out;

Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain,

And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

2. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

3. Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

4. Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb,

Its fleece was white as snow;

And everywhere that Mary went,

The lamb was sure to go.

5. Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

And on his farm he had some chickens, E-I-E-I-O!

With a cluck-cluck here and a cluck-cluck there,

Here a cluck, there a cluck, everywhere a cluck-cluck.

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O!

6. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,

Knees and toes;

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,

Eyes and ears and mouth and nose!

7. Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock,

The mouse ran up the clock.

The clock struck one, the mouse ran down,

Hickory Dickory Dock.

8. Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat,

Gently down the stream.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,

Life is but a dream.

9. Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water;

Jack fell down, and broke his crown,

And Jill came tumbling after.

10. Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

11. Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!

One for my master, one for my dame,

And one for the little boy who lives in the lane.

12. The Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

Round and round, round and round.

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

All through the town.

13. Ring Around the Rosie

Ring around the rosie,

A pocket full of posies;

Ashes! Ashes!

We all fall down.

14. London Bridge

London Bridge is falling down,

Falling down, falling down;

London Bridge is falling down,

My fair lady.


These classic kindergarten poems and nursery rhymes are sure to foster your child’s love for language while providing endless entertainment. Enjoy sharing these sweet verses with your little one as they grow and learn through their earliest years.