Introduce Your Kids To A New Form Of Poetry With These Amazing Acrostic Poems
Does your little one love poems for kids? Then you must teach them some acrostic poems for kids. Acrostic poems are poems where the first letters of each stanza spell out a word, when read vertically. While it’s mostly the first letter of the first word in the stanza, not all acrostic poems follow the same pattern. Some acrostic poems can have these letters placed elsewhere in the lines too. In such cases, the word it forms seems like a secret, hidden code in the poem.
While it might seem too complicated a concept for little kids to grasp, it’s actually quite easy and fun too. And acrostic poems can be about anything, the letters can spell the name of an animal, thing, holiday or even a person’s name! So, we’ve compiled a list of simple and kid-friendly acrostic poems for kids.
12 Simple Acrostic Poems For Kids
Here are some simple acrostic poems for kids.
- Funny Poems
- Ice Cream
By Kaitlyn Guenther
Santa Claus will come out tonight
And deliver presents.
Time of midnight you can hear him
And what you will hear are the words, “Ho Ho Ho”
By John P. Read
Friends are precious gifts
Rare and hard to find
Invisible when life is good
Ever near when your sun doesn’t shine
Nothing is ever too much
Distance never too far
Standing by your side when your dreams have passed you by.
By Luke J. Fine
Fun to read
Yes, poetry is funny
By Kaitlyn Guenther
So many flowers are blooming.
Petite little squirrels come out to play.
Really big bears awake from their slumbers.
Imaginative children enjoy a walk with their friends.
No tree is left standing without any leaves. So
Go ahead, jump for joy because spring is here.
By Valsa George
Strong and swift the wind blows
Twirling and twisting delicate blooms
Orchards strewn with fruits- ripe n’ raw
Rain and thunder snarl and growl
Making the sea suddenly shriek and howl
By Theodora (Theo) Onken
Shining in the sky
Twinkling bright in my eye
Always glowing like a Firefly.
Radiating splendor from high
Shining sparkles never die.
Many different creatures walk around
On a night like tonight
Not because it’s Christmas
So let’s all stop singing jingle bells
T’is because it is Halloween so
Real monsters walk around
Saying trick or treat everywhere
By Shrian Govender
Lonely days without my school friends
Online chats and school assessments
Coronavirus is deadly and dangerous
Doctors are busy saving lives
Outside the comfort of their homes
Wondering when this will all end
Normal days are what I wait for
By Kaitlyn Guenther
Stars shine brightly
And carolers come out to sing O’ holy night.The
Ringing of bells spreads cheer all around.
By Mr. R
Summer’s the season when sun is the strongest,
Under blue skies, the days are the longest,
My friends and I, like to swim when it sizzles,
My friends and I, like the cool, rainy drizzles,
Each summer, each June, I really can’t wait,
Returning to school in September is great!
Carol singing in the frosty air,
Holly wreaths hung everywhere.
Reindeer galloping across the sky,
It’s icy cold, but still they fly to fill the .
Stockings hung on the ends of beds, and
Trees decorated in golds and reds.
Mince pies ready, delicious and hot, to celebrate the birth of
A baby in a manger cot.
So, go ahead and enjoy Christmas Day!
By Dawn M. Paul
In the evening,
Craving a sweet treat I am…
Enticed into the kitchen.
Cold awaits me in the dark.
Removing a tub from the frigid,
Entreating my daughter to help
As I blend chocolate and vanilla.
Milky goodness makes our shakes.
We hope you and your child enjoyed these acrostic poems for kids. For more poems, activities, games and other learning material for kids, check Osmo’s kids learning section.
Frequently Asked Questions On Acrostics Poems
What are acrostic poems?
Acrostic poems are poems in which the letters of a word in each stanza is arranged in such a way that it forms a word, when read vertically. Usually, the first letter of the first word in every stanza is arranged so that it forms a word. But it’s not a cardinal rule so the letters can be placed anywhere in the stanza, to be decoded by the reader like a hidden message or secret code.
What is the purpose of an acrostic poem?
Acrostics can be about anything, it can be the name of a person, place, thing, holiday or action. But all the stanzas in the poem should be related or describe the topic. When you write an acrostic poem, you show what you know or what you have studied about the topic.