25 Wonderful 3rd Grade Poems for the Classroom

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There’s something so sweet about 3rd grade poems. The kids are ready to tackle more complex themes and vocabulary, but the poetry is still so endearing and innocent. We’ve put together a list of engaging poems that will delight and spark a conversation among your third grade students.

1. Daisies by Frank Dempster Sherman

Daisies by Frank Dempster Sherman third grade poems

“At evening when I go to bed…”

“The schools are all open but…”

3. Little Rain by Elizabeth Madox Roberts

“When I was making myself a game…”

“I know what I would do…”

5. To a Child by William Wordsworth

To a Child by William Wordsworth

“Small service is true service while it lasts…”

“Shadows on the wall…”

“On a bench, in Joe’s little shed…”

8. The Eagle by Alfred Tennyson

The Eagle by Alfred by Lord Tennyson

“He clasps the crag with crooked hands…”

“See the pretty snowflakes…”

10. The Dolly by Jeanette Cheal

“The dolly sat upon the shelf…”

11. The Snowflake by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

The Snowflake by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

“It was a little snowflake…”

“Frosty is the morning…”

Pleasant Ship by Emilie Poulsson

“ I saw a ship a-sailing…”

“I know what I’d do.”

“Glad to see you, little bird…”

“…but I’m not sure if it’s good.”

“The spider wears a plain brown dress…”

Birdie's Morning Song by George Cooper

“Wake up, little darling, the birdies are out…”

19. Trees by Joyce Kilmer

“I think that I shall never see…”

“There is a little maiden—”

“Which way does the wind blow…”

22. The Wind and the Leaves by George Cooper

“’Come, little leaves,’ said the wind one day.”

23. Lullaby by Alfred Tennyson

“Sweet and low, sweet and low…”

24. March by Mary Mapes Dodge

“In the snowing and the blowing…”

25. The Rabbit by Elizabeth Madox Roberts

“When they said the time to hide was mine…”

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