The Statue of Liberty poem for kids, by Paul Perro, tells the story in an entertaining way of how the great Lady Liberty came to New York.
Yes this fun poem answers all your questions about the statue - how big is it, how old is it, where is it, what is it made of, who built it, and why? Every child should be taught about this American icon, and this poem has been enjoyed by thousands of children already.
To find out even more interesting facts, keep scrolling down past the end of the poem.
The Statue of Liberty is
150 feet tall.
She stands in New York harbour and
She gives out hope to all.
She is the goddess Libertas.
She wears a long and flowing gown;
Her right hand holds a torch up high
And on her head, a crown.
The statue was given to us
By all the good people of France
To mark 100 years since we
Declared our independence.
She's over a hundred years old,
She's really a golden oldie,
Made from copper and steel by a
Sculptor named Bartholdi.
Bartholdi had drawn up his plans -
Copper sheets on a frame of steel.
The newspapers ran a campaign
To make his dreams turn real.
Building the huge skeletal frame
Turned out to be no mere trifle.
They needed help from the engineer
Were packed in hundreds of crates,
The statue was shipped all they way
To the United States.
She was built on Liberty Island
And she stands there still to this day.
She represents friendship, freedom,
And the American way.
For more information on the Statue of Liberty, see the Fun Facts page at Kidzworld
* Paul Perro's Statue of Liberty Poem is more fun.