DLTK's Holiday Activities for Children
Summer Poems, Rhymes and Songs

I love 'traditional poets' like Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, but have included poems from various eras -- some easier, some harder.  "Barefoot Days" by Rachel Field, "In July" Evaleen Stein and "Summer Evening" by Walter de la Mare were favorites with my girls.  And, of course, Five Busy Honey Bees was always fun when they were young!

(includes a craft and/or coloring suggestion to go with each poem)

Nursery Rhymes for Summer:

Five Busy Honey Bees   Nursery Rhymes

Here is the Beehive   Action Rhymes

Mary Mary Quite Contrary   Nursery Rhymes

Summer Poems for Children:

Answer July  by Emily Dickinson

At the Seaside  by Robert Louis Stevenson

Baby's Baking  Evaleen Stein

Barefoot Days  by Rachel Field

Beaches  by Kaitlyn Guenther

Bed in Summer  by Robert Louis Stevenson

Beech Tree  by Rose Fyleman

Fireflies  Evaleen Stein

Four Seasons

In July  Evaleen Stein

Nothing Gold Can Stay  by Robert Frost (summer turning to autumn)

Sonnet 18 (Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day) by William Shakespeare

Summer Morning  by Rachel Field

Summer Evening  by Walter de la Mare

The Barefoot Boy (excerpt) by John Greenleaf Whittier

The Birds' Bath  Evaleen Stein

The Firefly  Evaleen Stein

The Last Rose of Summer  by Thomas Moore

The Schoolboy (from Songs of Experience) by William Blake

The Shepherd's Calendar (excerpt) by John Clare

Trees by Harry Behn

We Have a Little Garden  by Beatrix Potter

Swaying in My Hammock  by Leanne Guenther

Summer Songs for Children

Baby Bumblebee Song

Buzzing Around the Room

Five Green and Speckled Frogs Song

If You Should Meet an Elephant 

Itsy Bitsy Spider Song

Mr.  Sun Song

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

You Are My Sunshine