Poems For Kids

Poetry for children: Our large assortment of poems for children include evergreen classics as well as new poems on a variety of themes. You will find original juvenile poetry about trees, animals, parties, school, friendship and many more subjects. We have short poems, long poems, funny poems, inspirational poems, poems about environment, poems you can recite

The Pumpkin: English Poem about Thanksgiving

English Poem about Thanksgiving: The Pumpkin

The Pumpkin: John Greenleaf Whittier uses grandiose language in “The Pumpkin” to describe, in the end, his nostalgia for Thanksgivings of old and bounteous love for pumpkin pie, the enduring symbol of those holidays. The poem begins with strong imagery of pumpkins growing in a field and ends as an emotional ode to his now elderly mother, enhanced by similes. …

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Thanksgiving: Harvest Festival Poem for Kids

Harvest Festival Poem for Kids: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday in the United States and Canada when people give thanks. In the United States, it is on the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada it is on the second Monday of October. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln said the last Thursday of November would be a national Day of Thanksgiving for the United States. American immigrants brought …

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Thankful: Thanksgiving Poem on being a Turkey

Thanksgiving Poem about being a Turkey: Thankful

Thanksgiving Poem on being a Turkey: Thankful – In the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday is a four-day holiday over a weekend, starting on Thanksgiving Thursday and ending on Sunday. Families and friends usually eat a special meal together (usually with a turkey as the main dish). This meal also usually includes mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, several casseroles, …

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Night of Thanksgiving: Children’s Festival Poem

Night of Thanksgiving - Lauren

Night of Thanksgiving: English people often declared a “Thanksgiving” when something good happened. The London Company had a “day of Thanksgiving” at Berkeley Hundred, Virginia in 1619 to celebrate their new colony. In 1620 the Mayflower brought the Pilgrims to Massachusetts. They made their new home in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts, 380 km northeast of what is now New …

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Thanksgiving Prayer for Family Dinner

Thanksgiving Prayer for Family, Children & Dinner: Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Prayer for Family Dinner: A Thanksgiving prayer brings to mind a festive table filled with turkey, cranberries, and other traditional dishes. Families surround the table with mouths watering as young cousins eyeball pumpkin pies with whipped cream. Before the turkey is carved, the family joins hands with heads bowed and offers words of thanks for the meal spread before …

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The Pilgrims Came: Thanksgiving English Poetry

The Pilgrims Came: Thanksgiving English Poetry

The Pilgrims Came: Thanksgiving English Poetry – In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous and uncomfortable crossing that …

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A Turkey Speaks: Humorous Thanksgiving Poem

Humorous Poem about Thanksgiving Traditions: A Turkey Speaks

A Turkey Speaks: Humorous Thanksgiving Poem – In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer …

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One Day Is There of The Series: Thanksgiving Poem

Poem About Thanksgiving Day Memories: One Day Is There of The Series

One Day Is There of The Series: Thanksgiving Poem – Abraham Lincoln‘s successors as president followed his example of annually declaring the final Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving. But in 1939, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt broke with this tradition. November had five Thursdays that year (instead of the more-common four), Roosevelt declared the fourth Thursday as Thanksgiving rather …

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Over The River: Thanksgiving Poem For Kids

Short English Poetry about Thanksgiving: Over The River

Thanksgiving’s Ancient Origins Over The River: Thanksgiving Poem For Kids – Although the American concept of Thanksgiving developed in the colonies of New England, its roots can be traced back to the other side of the Atlantic. Both the Separatists who came over on the Mayflower and the Puritans who arrived soon after brought with them a tradition of providential …

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