Animated Classic Short Poems for Kids

A Poem Is… Disney Junior’s show introducing short poems for kids, ages 2 – 7, airs daily on Disney Channel’s Disney Junior. The short poems for kids on topics about nature, seasons, animals, and more are presented in a fun, visual format using Disney’s animated scenes from popular Disney films that bring the poem to life for young minds.

Featured Short Poems for Kids Guide

The featured short poems for kids include works by Robert Louis Stevenson, John Howard Payne, A.A. Milne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Jack Prelutsky, among others. Disney and the Poetry Society have developed a (grand) parents’ guide to help you enjoy the short poems with your children. In the guide, you can find the words to the poems, tips, and coloring pages.

Watch Animated Short Poems with Your Young Child

As children enjoy the fun, short poems on “A Poem Is…” , they will recognize scenes from films such as “Winnie the Pooh,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Dumbo,” “Cinderella,” “Bambi,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Lady and the Tramp.” Sharing the short, animated poems is a wonderful bonding activity for grandparents and grandchildren. The classic Disney characters and the enjoyment of poetry bring to mind fond memories for the adults and create new ones for the young children in their lives.

12 Animated Short Poems from Disney Junior

Twelve animated short poems for kids (The Moon, The Star, De Colores, The Months, The Wiind on the HIll, April Rain Song, A Pleasant Day, And the ‘Roo Jumped Over the Moon, Ducks, The Frog, Once They All Believed in Dragons, and Mice) found on Disney Junior’s A Poem Is… are below for you and your grandchildren to enjoy. The kids in the beginning talking about poetry are adorable, but if you want to skip past them slide up to about 35 seconds.

The Moon

by Eliza Lee Follen, read by Vanessa Williams

The Star

by Ann & Jane Taylor; narrated by Vanessa Williams

De Colores

a Traditional Fold Song, read by Jessica Alba

The Wind on the Hill

by A. A. Milne, read by Caroline Kennedy

The Months

by Sarah Coleridge, read by Kenneth Branagh

April Rain Song

by Langston Hughes, read by Liev Schreiber

It is a Pleasant Day

by Eliza Lee Follen, read by Laura Linney

And the ‘Roo Jumped Over the Moon

by David Henry Souter, read by Liev Schreiber


by Mary Ann Hoberman, read by Owen Wilson

The Frog by Hilaire Belloc, read by Whoopi Goldberg

Once They All Believed in Dragons

by Jack Prelutsky, read by John Leguizamo


by Rose Fyleman, read by Katie Holmes