Write an acrostic poem to celebrate spring. Acrostic poems are great way to introduce poetry to kids since they don’t have to worry about rhyming. Last spring, I helped a group of elementary school children write a book of acrostic poems. One of my kids was part of the group and wrote about a sure sign of spring: Turkey vultures.
California has swallows, but here in the Midwest, we have turkey vultures. Or buzzards, as I like to call them. These birds return from South America during the last week of February or the first week of March. As soon as their big, black silhouettes appear in the sky, we know spring is one the way.
Below are my oldest’s vulture poem and mine for April. Please share your acrostic poem to spring in the comments.
Up in the sky.
Lots of vultures migrating on
The coast of South America. They come
Up from South America.
After Easter, being
Pelted with snow
This was written by my 8 year old
Never think about it
This was written by my 11 year old
Everywhere you look
You’re definitely thinking of spring!
Snow fluttering turns into
Pelting rain, then
Into sucking mud.
Next, after a small eternity
Green returns to the Earth!
Captures the weather perfectly!
Lol- thanks! Fun exercise 🙂