Weather Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Weathering the Weather

Hot porridge when it's breakfast time;
     Warm clothes to keep me warm.
My *wellies and a  good raincoat,
     And I’m protected from the storm.

The rain comes pitter-pattering,
     The wind blows loud and strong,
But I’m racing off towards my school.
     It doesn’t take me long.

Then the rain beats on the window panes
     Whilst the wind knocks at the doors.
They’re angry that they can’t come in,
     But their tantrums we’ll ignore.

A tee-shirt for the summer sun,
    Some shorts to keep me cool,
'And a hat and also sun-cream too,' -
      A most important rule!

The sun shines brightly in our room
    And says: 'Come out and play,' 
And I hate to stay inside and work
     When it’s a sunny day.

The weather plays a vital role
     In the life of everyone,
But for children, well, a sunny day
     Means playing out!  That’s fun!

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* In Britain we often refer to rain boots as "wellies" (short for Wellingtons) and rain coats are often called a "mac" (short for mackintosh).