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elephant poems for kids

Elephant Poems for Kids

Here are a selection of FREE Elephant poems for kids.

Feel free to use them how you want or to reproduce them. If they are used on a website please credit the poet. We have also produced a range of help sheets for teachers with ideas for further activities in class.

As you can see below the kids poems are clearly laid out and at the bottom of some are the teachers aid sheets. These are also free in PDF form, but we encourage the purchase of our Teachers Aid - Kids Poem book which features thirty poems, classroom activities and learning pointers.

Also you can click on the poets and see more of their work and find out more about them and why they love writing poems for kids.

We hope you enjoy these Elephant Poems!

Red Elephants

by Lisa Oyanna

We came upon the scene
where the land dipped down
to form a bowl of red sand,
surrounded by the course bush,
and here a group of elephants played.

Sat in our jeep we peered into
the mass of crimson bodies.
Their trunks were swaying thick ropes,
their ears flapping clouds of pink,
hot spices pluming in the air,
their though hides red and creased,
staining tribal desert paint,
their huge bodies rocking as they played.

We watched them play to trumpet calls,
and mixed up within the tree legs,
flat feet stamping down the plumes,
their children moved amongst their knees
while sails thrashed up above the waves,
broad barrels bobbing in a red sea.

elephant poems for kids
Click here for the TEACHER HELP SHEET with activities and pointers
poetry for kids



Never Touched an Elephant

by Meg Wiseman

I’ve never touched an elephant
but instead
have been fascinated
to watch them from afar.
I often imagine touching one.
I close my eyes,
my hand slowly
reaching out and then....


I pull my hand away,
open my eyes
and there is the
elephant standing above me.

elephant poems for kids
Click here for the TEACHER HELP SHEET with activities and pointers
poetry for kids


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