Activities Poetry

Acrostic Poetry

How To Do It

  • Supplies: Paper and pen/pencil/markers.
  • Select a word that is important to you. It can be your own name.
  • Write this word vertically with the letters on the left edge of the paper.
  • Write one word or phrase for each of the vertical letters to form an acrostic poem.
  • Embellish with drawings, symbols, or colorful doodles.
  • Share it with your partner.


  1. What made you choose that word? What is its significance to you?
  2. Have you always felt connected to this word/idea?
  3. How does this word/idea factor into your everyday life?
  4. Does your acrostic poem capture the meaning of the word you selected?
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