swanw-2494939_1280Write 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.

turkey-vulture-1107362_1280Vulture

Up in the sky.

Lots of vultures migrating on

The coast of South America. They come

Up from South America.

Roadkill

Eating.

crocus-1753790_1280After Easter, being

Pelted with snow

Really

Irritates.

Leave, winter!

Think spring!