Christmas Poems for Kids - Poetry for the Children

Are you looking for some nice Christmas poems for kids?

Around Christmas time, especially if you have children who are performing a play or presentation, it is nice to have a variety of Christmas poems for the children to recite.

Here are various choices for Christmas poems for kids which we found and liked - you could use them for your Christmas festivities this year. Copyrights belong to the respective writers.

OH LITTLE CHILD

Oh Little child so near the tree
The precious view you clearly see
Adorned in white, a glistened sight
A chilling warmth, it's nearly night

Excitement grows within each eye
A splendid match, so bright yet shy
You make each wish, each secret part
A ray with God, so fills your heart

Your wants are small, unselfish child
Not to be wrapped, branded or styled
A world of hope, filled full of peace
A caring call, let love increase

Next year this child so wants to be
Back out to watch, this growing tree
What of our wants as time goes by
Will hope and peace and love climb high?

- by Roger J. Robicheau

Here's another of the Christmas poems for kids to recite.

THE CHRISTMAS SILENCE

Hushed are the pigeons cooing low
On dusty rafters of the loft;
And mild-eyed oxen, breathing soft,
Sleep on the fragrant hay below.

Dim shadows in the corner hide;
The glimmering lantern's rays are shed
Where one young lamb just lifts his head,
Then huddles 'gainst his mother's side.

Strange silence tingles in the air;
Through the half-open door a bar
Of light from one low-hanging star
Touches a baby's radiant hair.

No sound: the mother, kneeling, lays
Her cheek against the little face.
Oh human love! Oh heavenly grace!
'Tis yet in silence that she prays!

Ages of silence end to-night;
Then to the long-expectant earth
Glad angels come to greet His birth
In burst of music, love, and light!

- by Margaret Delan

Yet another of the Christmas poems for kids:

WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN

When Christ was born of Mary free,
In Bethlehem in that fair cities,
Angels sang there with mirth and glee,
In Excelsis Gloria!

Herdsmen beheld these angels bright,
To them appearing with great light,
Who said, "God's Son is born this night,"
In Excelsis Gloria!

This King is come to save mankind,
As in Scripture truths we find,
Therefore this song have we in mind,
In Excelsis Gloria!

Then, dear Lord, for Thy great grace,
Grant us the bliss to see Thy face,
That we may sing to Thy solace,
In Excelsis Gloria!

- by Florence B. Hyett, [1923]

The last of the Christmas poems for kids to be presented here:

UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN

Given, not lent,
And not withdrawn - once sent -
This Infant of mankind, this One,
Is still the little welcome Son.

New every year,
New-born and newly dear,
He comes with tidings and a song,
The ages long, the ages long.

Even as the cold
Keen winter grows not old,
As childhood is so fresh, foreseen,
And spring in the familiar green.

Sudden as sweet
Come the expected feet;
All joy is young, and new all art,
And He, too, whom we have by heart.

- by Alice Meynell

These are just some of the many Christmas poems for kids which can be found. We hope the children enjoy them.

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