Sports Poem for Kids

Sports Poem for Kids

Today, I decided to write a sports poem for kids that will motivate them to get active and participate in various sports.

Choose a Sport

Put on those old,
running shoes,
A sport or two,
we need to choose.

Pick your team,
pick your ball,
In the summer,
or in the fall.

Or maybe you,
just want to ski,
Or swim like a fish,
in the deep blue sea.

Use only your feet,
when playing soccer,
Those stinky gym clothes,
just leave in your locker.

How about football,
or track and field,
If you choose fencing,
you may need a shield.

Have you tried tennis, or
hockey on ice?
Just keep your head up,
that’s my advice.

As you can see,
the choice is all yours,
You’ll get to celebrate,
when your team wins and scores.


We all know that children enjoy being active and running around and having fun. It just seems like kids possess boundless amounts of energy. That’s why getting them involved in sports is a great way for them to channel that energy and remain healthy.

Children also learn vital social and cooperation skills through teamwork and fair play.

I don’t think it matters whether they’re involved in organized or non-organized sports, as long as they participate in something they enjoy. I see it too often where a parent may force a child to play a certain sport. To make things worse, that same parent criticizes and yells at their child during the game. The point is for children to have fun and relieve stress, not accumulate more.

That’s why I’m a big fan of non-organized pickup games. I just think there’s a lot less pressure on kids at pickup games. To me it looks like they have more fun. There’s nobody yelling at them, and it seems like they socialize much more during these more laid back type games.

Finally, let your child choose the sport they wish to participate in. Don’t choose it for them, just because you like a certain sport. Expose them to many different types of sports and be patient with them as they try each one and choose the ones they enjoy the most.

Don’t forget to share today’s sports poem with your kids.