Consider practicing acrostic poetry with your students.
- Model the format of acrostic poems with your students. Work together to write a collective acrostic poem on the whiteboard.
- Give your students a Christmas-related word so that they can write their own acrostic poem. Consider: December, cheer, Rudolph, presents, family, snowmen, or Santa Claus. Discuss the meaning of these words and the importance of family and giving during the Christmas season.
- Give your students time to write their acrostic poems. Circulate and offer guidance as needed.
- If you have time, allow the students to illustrate their poems. This project makes a great bulletin board display for December, especially if you do it early in the month!
Sample Christmas Acrostic PoemS - Sliding down the chimney
A - Always spreading cheer
N - Needing cookies and milk
T - Trains his reindeer
A - At my house on Christmas Eve!
C - Children can't sleep because of excitement!
L - Listening for hooves on the rooftop
A - Act good all year
U - Usually my favorite day of the year
S - Seasons Greetings, Santa!