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Christmas Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan

Combine Language Arts and Character-Building With This Fun Holiday Lesson


Are you in need of a quick Christmas poetry lesson plan to share with your students tomorrow?

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!
Suggest that your students give their acrostic poems to family members on Christmas morning.

Sample Christmas Acrostic Poem

S - 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!

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