Kindness Poems For Children

Five Poems that Inspire Kindness

Poetry is a great way for us to express our thoughts using beautiful language. Not only does it help us expand our language skills and creativity, but it’s super fun to create! Most importantly, a lot of poetry can teach us valuable lessons about friendship, respect and kindness. Why not have a go at writing a kindness poem for a friend, or someone that you feel needs a little kindness?


by Donna Ashworth

A beautiful poem about the power of kindness and the difference we all make every day without evening realising it. Thank you Donna for providing this video for the School of Kindness! Tap the video (on the right) to hear the poem.

‘In Kindness’

By Anne Marie Cline

Kindness speaks the words, 
Your heart could never speak. 
Your wings hold me up, 
And give me strength when I am weak. 
The warmth of your protection, 
Brings music to my heart. 
You open up the doors, 
You show me where to start. 

Kind Hearts are the Gardens 

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

Kind hearts are the gardens,

Kind thoughts are the roots,

Kind words are the flowers,

Kind deeds are the fruits.

Take care of your garden,

And keep out the weeds,

Fill it with sunshine;

Kind words and kind deeds.

The Little Things

By Margaret Lindsey

The little things are most worthwhile 
A quiet word, a look, a smile, 
A listening ear that’s quick to share 
Another’s thoughts, another’s care… 
Though sometimes they may seem quite small, 
These little things mean most of all.


‘To Lift Each Other’

By Wes Fessler

Is it possible to build a dream by tearing others down? 
Is there any way to fly if we refuse to leave the ground? 
Not a gain was ever made while shoving someone else aside. 
In the course of stopping others, our momentum is denied. 
When we find the good in others, praising them for who they are, 
we build speed for one another. We’re both able to go far. 
It is possible to reach our dreams together if we try. 
We must learn to lift each other if we ever hope to fly. 


‘If I Could Catch A Rainbow’ 

By Sandra Lewis Pringle 

If I could catch a rainbow, I would do it, just for you,
And, share with you, its beauty, on the days you’re feeling blue.
If I could, I would build a mountain, you could call your very own.
A place to find serenity, a place just to be alone. 

If I could, I would take your troubles, and toss them into the sea.
But, all these things, I’m finding, are impossible for me. 

I cannot build a mountain, or catch a rainbow fair;
but, let me be, what I know best,
A Friend, who’s always there. 

I promise to defend you, should the occasion ever rise,
And, I promise to wipe away the tears,
which might stream from your weeping eyes. 

Let me be the trusted Friend, the one that you know best.
I will never leave you, on that, you can surely rest. 


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