An Acrostic poem is a poem in which the first letter of each line (or paragraph) forms a special word or phrase, usually the poem’s title. Letters usually appear at the beginning of a line, but they can appear in the middle or at the end of a line. When they are paired together, they’ll form a meaningful message.
The structure of an Acrostic poem is very simple, first letter of each line of the poem is capitalized. Acrostic poems are usually written vertically within each poem, conveying the message and theme of the poem. Like other poems, an Acrostic poem does not need to rhyme, but can use transposition and rhythm in the poem.
Acrostic poetry is one of the simplest ways to introduce children to the world through poems. Here are the most popular Acrostic poems for children where the first letter of each line forms a theme about: family, friendship, bullying. Let’s enjoy these poems.
1, Friends © John Peter Read
F- Friends are precious gifts
R- Rare and hard to find
I- Invisible when life is good
E- Ever near when your sun doesn’t shine
N- Nothing is ever too much
D- Distance never too far
S- Standing by your side when your dreams have passed you by.
2, A Family © Patricia Biddle
F – Fiercely loyal to those we love.
A – Accepting each for who and what they are.
M – Matchless in our hopes and dreams for one another.
I – Instilling pride in our hard-fought heritage.
L – Learning about our past guides us in the future.
Y – You love and cherish the people of your heart.
3, My Father © Nandita Shailesh Shanbhag
F – is for Friendly; with him, fun times I share
A – is for Amazing; his heart is full of compassion and care
T – is for Truthful; his values have helped me stand tall
H – is for Helpful; his generosity is valued by all
E – is for Encouraging; his confidence in me stays strong
R – is for Reliable; he has been there for me lifelong
4, Homework © Janneke Tenvoorde
Homework is such a bore
Others never do it
My parents make me
Everyday I get a ton
Way too much to get done
Occasionally I have none
Really though, I’ll get the teachers back
Knock some sense into them
5, April © Nelson Osborn Gibbs
After an extensive winter
Rise from the once
Icy ground bringing fresh signs of
6, Angry © Elaf Nawlo
Anxious I was
Nervous I became
Going to a fight
Running through the halls
Yelling the loudest I can.
7, Easter © Kaitlyn Gaunther
Everywhere chocolate is hidden,
So many children have
Easter is a great time of year, so
Remember not to eat the chocolate at once.
8, Grandma © Ilona M.Blake
Grandma is one special angel, a
Really gentle, beautiful soul.
Angel of God, so pure and whole.
Never leave me, stay close by.
Dance with Grandpa up in the sky.
Miss you today, miss you tomorrow.
Always and forever, I’ll feel such sorrow.
9, B – Is For Birthday © Erika L. Shields
H – is for the Happiest of all days
A – is for All the wishes and praise
P – is for the Presents you’ll open with delight
P – is for the Party that will last into the night
Y – is for the Year leading up to your day
B – is for the Balloons a celebration they’ll say
I – is for the Ice cream to have with your cake
R – is for the Ribbons and decorations you’ll make
T – is for the Theme you’ll decide to throw
H – is for the Hats made with confetti and a bow
D – is for the Day you know will be fun
A – is for Another great year that is done
Y – is for Your special day
10, Monsters © Unknown
Many different creatures walk around
On a night like tonight
Not because it’s Christmas
So lets all stop singing jingle bells
Tis because it is Halloween so
Real monsters walk around
Saying trick or treat everywhere
11, Friends © Ashley
Returning hopefully again
Important to one another
Enjoying each other
New friends forever
Doing fun things together.
Stay in touch!
12, A Cry For Help © Samar Alkhudairi
B-Brutal beatings beyond the feeling of pain
U-Understanding this hurt might get me closer to being sane
L-Love is a myth
L-Life has become like a work of Stephen King
Y-You don’t know what it’s like
I-I am treated like just some “thing”
N-Never to be kissed, comforted, or loved
G-Going the rest of my life never to be hugged
13, My Sister Is Loving © Shannon W.
Moaning all day long
Yapping at every bad thing I do
Super crazy hair in the morning
I get so angry I could sue
So I pull at her crazy hair
Tickle her till she wees
End the fighting horrors
Remember how much she means
In the end we both make up
Say sorry about what we did
Learn about loving each other
Overwriting bad things we hid
Vowing never to fight
Identifying what we’ve said
Not living up to that promise
Giving a tear when one of us falls dead
14, Funny Poems © Luke J. Fine
Fun to read
Yes, poetry is funny
15, Celebrating Fathers © Don Mathis
Fathers are fun – and serious too!
And you learn more from them than you do at school.
Think of all the good times you’ve had.
How would it be without your dad?
Everything would be harder with no mentor for growth.
Reflect on the man who loves you the most.
Soon will come the day for you to fill his shoes.
Do you think your dad would accept an excuse?
Always try your best, that’s what he would say.
Yes, think of your dad on this Father’s Day!
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