Summer poems for summer fun and a yummy picnic with grandchildren in the shade. Can’t wait!

On a hot summer day, find a shady spot to have a picnic and some quiet time together to cool off. Bring along some summer poems to read. Take time to discuss the poems with your grandchildren…talk about what they might include in their own poem about summer fun. Write their ideas on paper, then help each other put the ideas together for an original grandparent-grandchild poem. Make copies, frame and hang them where you’ll both be able to enjoy them. You can send them to me for publishing, too!

Summer Poems

Here are some summer poems I’ve gathered for grandparents and grandchildren to enjoy together. Remember the sun block, and have a safe summer!

In My Little Swimming Pool

I can stay real cool
In my little swimming pool.
On a sunny summer day,
I can splash and play.
When I wear my bathing suit,
I’ll be cool and I’ll be cute
In my little swimming pool.

~Author Unknown~

Splash and Kick

When the sun is shining,
I like to go swimming,
Swimming in my backyard pool.
Splashing and kicking
Water all around me,
Splash, splash, kick, kick,
Keeping cool.

~Author Unknown~

Summer Sun

Summer sun in the sky
Shining, shining up so high
Makes it warm for outside fun
To play at the park and run
To swim, hike, and fish
And go on a picnic, if you wish!

~Author Unknown~


See the shining sun.
See us play and run.
Summertime, oh, summertime,
We are having fun.

Watch us as we play.
We play and run all day.
Summertime, oh, summertime,
Please don’t run away.

~Author Unknown~

Bright Sun

Bright sun shining down,
Shining on the ground.
What a lovely face you have,
Yellow, big, and round.

~Author Unknown~

Fun in the Sun photos by Nana
Fun in the Sun Fun by Emily and Kaitlin

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