Robert Frost's lovely poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, is a popular poem with children and an excellent one to study. It's language and story are accessible on first reading. But, like the best poems, the more you read it, the more you read into it. The last two lines, with the repetition of "And miles to go before I sleep" are particularly memorable. Print the pdf or put it up on the computer screen or whiteboard to read with the children.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
A. A. Milne was a childhood favourite, and I know many of his poems by heart as I used to read them to my younger brother by torchlight, after our parents had turned the lights out! This was one of my brother's favourites and it is perfect for a rainy day!
This lovely poem - The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling - is an excellent choice for children. It's lyrical rhythm and clever, exciting rhyme scheme helps it trip off the tongue if you read it aloud - making it a particularly good one for learning and reciting, too.