Easter Poems for Kids

Boy with bunny ears at Easter

A little Easter poetry goes well with a child's candy basket. Tuck a poem into a plastic egg with a few jelly beans or include it in a card and watch your child's face light up.

Children's Religious Easter Poems

Easter is a religious holiday, but there are secular traditions that go along with it. These poems reflect a Christian perspective on the holiday.

Going to Church on Easter Morn

By Kelly Roper

Up with the sunrise,
Excitement is in the air,
Easter morning
Is finally here.

Brand new clothes
and a freshly washed face,
Going to church to give thanks
For God's grace.

Jesus Rose on Easter Day

By Kelly Roper

Jesus rose on Easter day,
The stone by his tomb was rolled away.
He conquered death upon that day,
And He lives again to show us the way.

Thanks to God

By Michele Meleen

As we enjoy our
Easter meal,
church services,
and family we'll
pray to God
and thank HIM for
bringing Jesus
back once more.

Fun Children's Easter Poems

For kids, Easter is all about fun activities like egg hunts and baskets filled with treats. Fun poems capture the child's perspective of the holiday.

Coloring an Easter Egg

By Kelly Roper

Dipping Easter eggs in dye

First, you take a nice white egg
And put it in a wire holder.
Then dip it in the cup of dye
And soak it until the color is bolder.

Then lay it on a paper towel
And let it dry awhile.
And then you have an Easter egg
So pretty it will make you smile.

You can also use a crayon
to draw on fancy designs,
Like polka dots and a lot of stripes
Or even zigzag lines.

Then dip the egg into the dye
And let the color sink in.
It'll look so neat when you lift it out,
It will surely make you grin.

Why an Easter Bunny?

By Kelly Roper

You may think that this sounds funny,
But why do we get eggs from the Easter bunny?
Shouldn't there be an Easter Chicken
With her scrawny legs a-kickin'
As she rushes around in a whirl
Leaving eggs for each boy and girl?

To My Chocolate Easter Bunny

By Kelly Roper

Toddler girl eating chocolate Easter bunny

Mom said not to eat you all at once
Or I would be quite sick.
But I can't resist your chocolatey ears,
So I'll eat them really quick.

Those ears were so delicious,
Maybe I'll have just one more bite.
And then I'll save the rest of you
For later on tonight.

Guess I got a little carried away,
I've eaten you down to your tummy.
It's not my fault I can't resist
Because you are so yummy.

It seems a shame to put what's left
Back in that festive box.
I'll just finish you - wait, what's that I feel?
My belly's having aftershocks!

I should have listened to my mom.
She warned me what would happen.
If I had listened to her my stomach
Wouldn't be growling and snapping.

Easter Poems for Toddlers

Even the youngest kids can enjoy Easter poems with these short, simple, rhyming verses.

The Last Plastic Egg

By Michele Meleen

The grass is green
and you are blue,
so why oh why
can't I find you?

One plastic egg
left to find.
I must keep looking,
no candy gets left behind!

Easter Bunny Nerves

By Michele Meleen

Giant fluffy Easter Bunny
how did you grow so tall?
I thought you'd be small
which isn't scary at all.

But, now that I see you
I'm not quite so sure
I want to cuddle
your giant fluffy fur!

My Easter Best

By Michele Meleen

You said to wear my Easter best,
"Don't forget your underwear."
So I put on my Easter dress
then added clothes under there.

I've got on my best pants and undies,
my best shirt and best jammies,
my best shorts and socks, so
surely now I'm dressed to please!

Tips to Create an Awesome Easter Poem

Kids can capture their favorite Easter traditions or burning Easter questions by writing their own holiday poem.

  • Easter poems can be serious and sentimental or they can be funny and include Easter jokes.
  • Choose a topic such as a traditional Easter day activity or question you have about Easter.
  • Look at your topic from a different angle like the perspective of the candy or the Easter Bunny.
  • Write a few sentences about your topic or brainstorm words related to it.
  • Look at different types of poetry and pick the one you like best.

Ways to Use Easter Poetry

Reading Easter poems together can be a fun holiday tradition, but there are other ways to incorporate a little poetry into your celebration.

  • Happy Easter greeting
    Give Easter greeting cards - Include a poem in a personalized card for your child or encourage her to make cards for family and friends.
  • Create an Easter scrapbook - Include poems in a scrapbook filled with Easter memories, including photographs, poetry and artwork.
  • Make an Easter picture frame - Place the poetry on construction paper or card stock and frame the poem in a picture frame. For even more creative style, let your child make his own picture frame with popsicle sticks and decorate the frame with buttons, rhinestones, shells, etc.
  • Create artistic Easter gifts - For a unique gift idea, attach the poem to a piece of pottery, a plate or a mug and decoupage the art piece.
  • Make Easter place mats - Place copies of a poem on pieces of heavy card stock and laminate them to create holiday place mats.
  • Put on an Easter skit - Have kids put on a little show at home or at school like an Easter skit or open mic event where they recite original poetry.

Make Poetry Part of Your Easter

Whether you use a poem written by someone else or you write one of your own, a little poetry can add extra meaning to your child's Easter celebration. Give it a try this year, and you just might wind up starting a new family tradition.

Easter Poems for Kids