Funny Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

Flying Chick
Running Dog

The Most Popular Funny Poem for Younger Children?


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Children love funny poems and, when I'm lucky enough to visit them in their classrooms some of them will have chosen a funny poem to perform.  I hope you like them too. 

Adventure of Samuel Spencer
      Smile (The)
All at Sea 
All Change
All in the Name of Poetry
All Those Silly People
An Armadillo Bought a Pillow
Are You a Master of Pasta?
Ask Them and You'll See 
Baldicoot (The) 
Bananas and Poems - A Limerick
Be More Friendly, Wag Your Tail

Be Careful What You Wish For
Best Punishment for Boys (The)
Better Than the Rest
Betty's Butty 
Big Bad Maggie 

Big Thanks to Google
Bless My Soul, It's Aunty
Brave Brave Sledderclob
Cameras Never Lie
Can Poetry Make You Sick?
Canine Maths
Can't Spell, Won't Spell 

Cat is a Cat for All That (A)
Catch That Flea
Cecilia Ssssnake
Certain Shopkeeper from Norwich (A)
Chemistry Lesson (The)
Children's Questions

Chop Chop 
Chubby Puppy (The)
Collector of Words (The) 

Cow Machine (The) 
Crocodile Came For Tea (A)
Dad's Ergonomic Chair
Daddy's Sneezing Habit
Day of the Test (The)
Dear Father Christmas
Decision  Has Been Made (A)
Dinosaur Dinner
Dispatching Your Tickle
Do Come for Tea, Dear
Do's and Don'ts
Doing the Shopping
Don't Be Scared
Don't Be Shy
Don't Scream When You First 
      Meet a Ghost!
Don't Pick, Don't Pick
Dragon Woman 
Dreaming of Monsters  
Easy Peasy - But What a Squeezy!
Eat a Snake in a Cake?

Exercise is Good for You
Family Resemblances
Fidgety Fred
Fifty Pairs of Shoes, Please
Fish and Chips Again
Fish That Swallowed Granny's 
     Teeth (The)
Flomping Wergles
Floppopotamus (The)
Forgive Me, Mum
Frolicking Frog (A)
Fruit and Vegetables 
     May Not be Good for You
Fruit is Good for You 
Fruity Kind of Love (A)
Georgie Boy and the Dragon
Get Some New Interests!!
Giant's Pants (A)
Giggling Gertie
God, Save Me From Them All!
Granddad's Nightmare
Granddad's Toupee
Granny's Parrot 
Gran's Cuckoo Clock
Greedy Bookworm (The)
Green Folk of Babonga (The)
Had a Nice Weekend?
Have You Ever Considered a
       Bear Hug?
Heaven Only Knows!
Henry the Super-sucker
His Nose on His Knee
Hop Till You Drop
House Full of Smellies (A)
House is a Home for Me (A)
How Do Children Taste?
Hug a Bug or Kiss a Slug?
Human Burger (A)
Hypochondriac (The)
I Couldn't Eat a Whole One
I Forget
I Heard a Lion Roaring
I Keep a Penguin in my Pocket
I Know Just the Place
I Should Have Gone Shopping
I Wish
I'll Never Be a Laureate
I'll Teach You How to Scare 
I'm a Hap Hap Happy Hippo
I'm Perfectly Normal You Know
Identity Acceptance
If I Were But a Big Baboon
If I Were a Lion
If Pigs Could Fly 
If You Lived in a Dictionary
In Search of Mr Right
Insomniac Poet (The)
Is It Friday 13th or . . . ?
It Could Be Worse
It Could Have Been You 
It's All Too Clear
It's a Ghostie, My Dear
It's Harvest Thanksgiving
It's Monster Week 
It's Not All Bad, Is It?
It's Parents' Party Day
It's Raining Cats and Dogs
It Was Such a Nice Party
Johnny's Runny Nose
Land of No Ideas (The)
Laugh-a-Lot Tree (The)
Laughter Can Heal Hurts
Lie A-Bed Johnny
Limerick is Something You Eat (A)
Lots of Greedy Monsters
Matter of Taste (A)
Mattinee and Mints
Miss Monster
Missing That Test
Missing Subject's Poetry (The)
Monsters, Monsters, Everywhere 
Monstrous Thing to Happen (A)
Mother Him But  . . . 
Mr Boring 
Mr Minute
Mr Monster Maths
Mr Pedantic
Mr Right and Mr Wrong
Mrs What's-a-Name
Mucky Duck Limerick
My Granddad
My Hairy Scary Monster
My Warm Woolly Knickers
Myrtle the Turtle and Friends
Name Calling
Naming Your Puss-Cat
National Pets' Day
Nincumpuze (The)
No More Snacks Please
No Time
Noodles and Doodles
Nose Pickers - Beware 
Not a Lot 

Not Done Your Homework?

Ode to the Computer Mouse

Oh Fiddledy-Diddledy-Dee

Oh How We Laughed

Oh What a Mess!

Old King Kan

Old Vigilante (An)

On Being Bossy

Ooooh!  You Little Scamp

Old Vigilante (An)


Our School's Like a Zoo

Our Wonky Donkey

Parenting Class (The)

Penelope Pickle's Party

Penelope Pigglewiggle's Pear

Percival Preedy's Awfully Greedy

Percy Peckle Pickled a Pear

Peter, the Pesky Pigeon

Pigs Prefer First Class 

Pirate Poet (The)

Plastic Surgery Hippo-Style

Playing April Fool

Poems for Posterity

Poetically Motivated

Poetry Soup 

Poet's Pantry (The) 

Pompous Percy

Poor Cuckoo

Pour It Into a Poem, Dear

Problem of Getting Older (The)

Quackers, the Nuisance Duck

Real Story of Goldilocks

Really Posh New Loos

Red Riding Who?

Reveal Yourself

Rhyming is Contagious

Riddeling Siddeling

Route to School (The)

Rush Hour

School Dinners

Searching for Aunty

See-Saw - Oh What a Bore

Season of Fruitfulness

Selective Memory

Seven Blue Milking Cows

Sharing Your Classroom

Show Respect

Silly Milly

Sing a Song of Junk Food

Sing Some Songs of Silliness

Sound Stealer (The)

Splish, Splash, Splosh

Squiggly Squall (The)


Story of Mustav That (The)

Strawberry Dear

Stupid Incy Wincy Spider 

Sweet Art of Enticement (The)

Sydney Sleep

Table Manners for the Young

Talking Taste

Talking Taste Mosquito-Style

Teacher's One Big Mistake (The)

Teenage Bedroom (The)

Thanksgiving Day

That Itchy Itch

Three Cheers for Bangers & Mash

Tiny Toes

Trip Denouncer

Trust a Giant?


Unlucky Friday 13th

Wally the Werk

Watching the Money Tree Grow 

What Am I Giving Up for Lent?

What Rhymes with Elephants?

What Rhymes with Rhinoceros?

When God Created Adam

     and: God Created Woman Next

When I'm Hungry

When the Monster Came to School

When the Wind Changes

Who'd Want to be Famous?

Witch and Chips 

Witch Called Mabel (A)


You Can't Scare Me

Your Family Tree

Your Five a Day

Your Flying Bed

Yummy Yummy Yummy Yum