Winter Poems for Kids

Michele Meleen
Girl writing winter poems

Many kids' winter wishes include magical experiences with snow, ice, and Christmas. Make these wishes come true any time of the year with original winter poems like these written by Michele Meleen.

Mother Nature's Freezer

This metaphor poem for kids suggests winter is actually Mother Nature's freezer. The silly nature of the poem makes it fun, funny, and relatable to both parents and kids.

Winter is Mother Nature's freezer
that's been opened to find a meal.
But when her children need her,
she forgets to close the freezer.

When her babies need warmth
or food or drink,
Mother Nature heeds their call,
leaving frozen food free to squall.

Bits of freezer burn and ice cream,
drift out into the world,
But, Mother Nature doesn't see,
since she's busy with her babies.

Finally, Mother Nature is free
and heads back to her kitchen,
she closes the door with a hurried slam
and in trots the spring lamb.

Snowflake on My Tongue

Haiku poems are great for younger kids because they are short and simple. This Haiku helps capture the feeling of snowflakes on the tongue.

Snowflake on my tongue
Ice cold then warm and melting
Winter's special treat

There Was an Old Sled

Inspired by the classic rhyme, There Was an Old Lady, this cute winter poem uses personification to bring winter fun to life.

Boy standing in snow holding a sledge

There was an old sled who was ready to ride,
I don't know why it couldn't slide.

There was a snowy hill sitting under the slide
it glistened and gleamed and begged for a ride.

There was a small boy standing on the hill
who wanted to slide, but stood quite still.

When the moment was right,
the boy sat on the sled.
He pushed off the hill and down they went
The boy and the sled began to slide
on their first and best snowy hill ride.

Behold My Breath

One of the most magical things about winter for kids is being able to see their breath. Since this poem is short and rhyming, kids in preschool or Kindergarten could even recite it individually or as a group.

In and out,
fast or slow,
I feel my breath,
but can't see it go.

When winter arrives
my breath comes alive

In and out,
fast or slow,
In the cold winter air
My breath is there to behold!

A Band-Aid for the World

This example of poetry that uses simile compares snow to a band-aid. The poem is inspirational and a bit humorous making it a great choice for adding to winter coloring pages or pictures.

Snow is like a Band-Aid,
waiting for the right moment,
when you need it most
serving as a healing component.

Snow is like a Band-Aid,
it covers up Earth's wounds.
While they sit, those wounds can heal
Until life is ready to resume.

Snow is like a Band-Aid,
sticking to every inch of land.
When it's ready to come off,
some bits don't peel up easy as planned.

Huddle for Warmth

Children of any age, even kids in preschool, can recite poems like this easy rhyme. The sentimental undertones would work well on a winter keepsake for parents or other family members.

Fit me with socks,
and a fluffy sweatshirt.
Give me a blanket,
and some hot cocoa.
Tuck in with me
for a warm cuddle
in our winter family huddle.

Icicle Decorations

Poems about seasonal and holiday decorations, such as short Christmas poems, add atmosphere to any occasion. This acrostic poem about nature's best winter decorations can be used by kids of any age.

Inch by inch
Circling down
Icicles form
Crystal cones
Lavishly decorating
Every home

Lyrical Winter Love

Whether you love winter or hate it, there's something magical and unique about the season. Celebrate this winter with funny, inspirational, or sentimental poems by reading or writing about your favorite winter activities.

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Winter Poems for Kids