Are you looking for a fun and educational Mother’s Day activity to do with the kids? Mother’s Day acrostic poems are an easy writing activity for kids of all ages and abilities! Get these free Mother’s Day Acrostic Poem templates and you have a fun activity to do with the kids that makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
First off, what is an acrostic poem? An acrostic poem is a form of poetry in which the first letter of each line is used to create a word, phrase, or description.
In this case, Mother’s Day -themed words are written vertically, with one letter per line. Then each letter is used as the beginning of a word or phrase that has to do with the themed word for the poem. It’s a fun activity that’s also great writing practice!
Mother’s Day Acrostic Poems for 5 Different Words!
In this free mini-writing lesson download you get 5 different Mother’s Day acrostic poem templates- available in both color and black and white. This pack features the following MOM words to create Mother’s Day poems with:
- I Love You
- Best Mom Ever
How to Write a Mother’s Day Acrostic Poem
Acrostic poems are great because they don’t have to rhyme and they can be created using just a few words. It’s a simple composition that is perfect for kids (and adults!) of any age- they just need to know how to write! Here’s a simple lesson plan on how to write an acrostic poem.
To start pass out the acrostic poem templates- or allow the child to choose the word they would like to write about.
Explain to the child that they should think of a word or phrase that starts with each letter that describes their mother, or their feeling about their mom.
Here is an example:
My biggest fan
Means everything to me
Tips for Acrostic Poetry Success
If you or your child is having trouble writing their poem, here are some tips to make writing acrostic poems easier
First, do the activity with them and model by example. They will watch as you complete your poem and have a better understanding of how to do the writing themselves. If you are working in a classroom setting, write a group acrostic poem first on the whiteboard together as a class.
Second, brainstorm a list of words before you begin. Write these words or phrases on a whiteboard or separate paper. Think of as many descriptive words or adjectives as you can. Then if/when your child gets stuck while writing they can use these words as a jumping off point.
It can also be helpful to discuss what they love most about their mom before starting. Talk about things like what she looks like, things she likes, things she does, etc.
And finally, always be available to help and give suggestions if your child gets stuck. The point is creative expression- not frustration! So don’t censor them and allow them to write whatever they want as long as the first word starts with letter at the beginning of the line.
Some kids will write long sentences or phrases and others will write just one word- both are okay!
Download the Mother’s Day Acrostic Poem Templates Below:
There are 2 options for these printable Mother’s Day acrostic poems templates: Color and Black and White- you can download whichever one suits your needs best (or grab them both!)
Each pack features 5 different Mother’s Day words to create acrostic poems. There are 2 versions of each word:
- One with primary lines- suitable for young kids who are just learning to write
- One with a single line- suitable for older kids and adults
DOWNLOAD THE COLOR MOTHER’S DAY ACROSTIC POEMS TEMPLATES
DOWNLOAD THE B&W MOTHER’S DAY ACROSTIC POEMS TEMPLATES
You are free to use these poem templates for personal use at home or in the classroom. Please don’t share the file, but if you’d like to share the Mother’s Day Acrostic Poem Templates with friends, please forward this page to them so that they can download the file themselves. This download may not be used in any commercial fashion.
How to Use the Finished Acrostic Poems
Now that you’ve finished your acrostic poems, now what? Here are a few ways to use your Mother’s Day acrostic poems:
Staple the poems together to make your child their own book of poems to give as a gift.
Fold them up into a card to give to Mom or Grandma on Mother’s Day.
Allow the students to illustrate their poems and create a memorable keepsake and gifts.
If you are in a classroom setting, use the students’ poems to create a great Mother’s Day bulletin board display
Want more Acrostic Poem options? Check out these Spring Acrostic Poem Templates , Earth Day Acrostic Poems, or the Acrostic Name Poems!
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