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Lion Poems for Kids

Here are a selection of FREE Lion 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 Lion Poems!

The Roaring Lion Came

by Lisa Oyanna

The noise was deeper than a tribal drum,
but constant and ancient.
It rumbled out a fearful warning
and it came across the orange land,
its maker hidden in the swaying grass.

"Run, run the lions here!" A voice called out.

Then the silence of a hunter as it ran,
paws pressing down the sand,
and up upon a rocky outcrop
high above the rolling plains appeared
a noble king his mane a crown of furry gold.

All the men and woman stopped and stared.

He raised his head, pushed out his chest
and roared into the sun, the
sound a terrifying scream
of fangs and quakes and
as it grew the earth began to shake.

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King Looks On

by Cheryl Sandberg

He watched from his shade
lionesses gathering for a hunting raid.

Already he had told them of his hunger
roared and scared them with his anger.

Those sandy cats were trained to kill
hunting pray to have their fill.

A pride of lions, deadly sleek,
driving fear into the brave and to the weak.

The king he watched them fade from sight
then closed his eyes to shield them from the light.

lion poems for kids
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poetry for kids


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