"Dinosaur Diets" by Jane Yolen and "Mommies" by Nikki Giovanni are fun poems for second graders. Other fun poems are "The Adventures of Isabel" by Ogden Nash and "Daddy Fell Into the Pond" by Alfred Noyes, according to Writers Digest.Continue Reading
Poet Ken Nesbitt publishes many poems for children on his website, Poetry4Kids.com. Nesbitt's poems involve the kind of humor that children love. These lines from "I Tried to Take a Selfie" provide an example: "I tried to take a selfie when I was all alone. I never should have done it. It broke my mobile phone."
Classic children's author Dr. Seuss wrote many books and poems beloved by second graders. Dr. Seuss's poetry is popular among students of this age because it uses familiar words and funny rhymes. For example, in "Too Many Daves" Seuss begins "Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave?" Students enjoy exploring the consequences of this decision.
Poet Gareth Lancaster publishes many fun poems on his website FizzyFunnyFuzzy.com One popular poem is "Flying Cows," which concludes "They be flyin' Up in the air And out into space Because of the grass And the gasses it makes!"Learn more about Poetry