Birthday Poems for Kids

Birthday girl opening a card

It can be fun to include an original poem on a child's birthday card or gift tag. It's one of those little extra touches that shows how much you care. Here are some sample poems to help you get started.

Ten Year's Worth of Children's Birthday Poems

One Chance to Turn One

One is a very special age,
A milestone to be sure.
No longer a baby, but not quite a kid,
Still precious and incredibly pure.

First birthday

Although you'll have birthdays
For many years to come,
You only get one chance
To turn one, so have fun!

How Quickly You Turned Two

Turning two must be easy to do,
I just blinked my eyes, and it happened to you.

Seems like the days just go speeding right by,
Why you'll probably turn three in the wink of an eye.

So let's take time to celebrate your birthday today,
And cherish this moment before it slips fast away.

Turning Three

You're turning three,
And it's easy to see,
Just how big,
You're getting to be.

Let's celebrate with cake
and a little ice cream,
And hope your big day's filled with
All that you dream!

You're Four Today

Slice of 4th birthday cake

You're four today,
That's special, I say.
So let's have a party,
And eat cake and play.

We've brought you some presents,
Some treats and some toys.
To make sure your birthday
Is filled with many joys!

Happy Birthday, You're Five!

Happy Birthday to you,
You're just turning five.
And we couldn't be happier
To know you're alive.

Sent here from heaven
To brighten our lives,
Happy birthday dear child,
Enjoy being five!

Celebrating Six

It's not every day that you get to turn six
We'll light your candles; you blow out the wicks.

Everyone's gathered to sing your birthday song,
You'll be opening your presents before too long.

So enjoy all the attention that's coming your way,
It'll be another year before you see your next birthday!

Seven Years Ago

Seven years ago today,
The stork brought a precious gift our way.
And so today we bring gifts to you
To show you how much you're loved through and through.

Eight birthday cupcakes; Copyright Jabiru at Dreamstime.com

Today You Are Eight

Doesn't it feel great to be eight?
You're birthday is here and there's no more wait.

You get to be a prince/princess for an entire day,
So rule with good cheer and have a happy birthday!

Nine Is Great

So you're turning nine, that's a great age to be.
We hope your special day is filled with lots of glee.

May you get a lot of presents and be surrounded by your friends,
And may your birthday wish come true by the time your big day ends!

Ten's a Big Deal

Today you're turning ten,
And it's a really big deal.
So whoop it up and shout out loud,
Let the world know how happy you feel!

Poem for a Child of Any Age

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to you,
On this your special day.
We're so glad to share it with you,
To bring gifts, eat cake and play.

We hope you have a great time,
And that all your wishes come true.
Because we don't know anyone who deserves
A happier birthday than you!

Writing a Birthday Poem

Hopefully one of these poems fits your needs, but you may even want to try writing an original poem for a special child. For inspiration, think about that child's personality, as well as things he or she likes or might find amusing, and then try writing a birthday verse or two. Your rhymes don't have to perfect. You just have to put a little heart in it, and your effort will be appreciated.

Birthday Poems for Kids