Easy spring poetry ideas | Acrostic poems and color poems

Easy spring poetry ideas | Acrostic poems and color poems to celebrate spring

A few weeks ago, we dipped our toes into some fresh descriptive writing and journaling ideas. Today, in honor of the season, let’s play around with these easy spring poetry ideas!

Spring Acrostic Poems

Who says poems have to rhyme? Using the letters in the word SPRING, create an acrostic poem about the season. A line can be a single word, a phrase or partial thought, or a complete sentence.

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The first poem makes use of simple descriptive phrases. Notice the repeated letters and sounds?Not only is this an acrostic, it’s alliterated too!

S unny skies
P lanting peppers
R omping like rabbits
I  mpatiens and irises
N ew nests
G listening, green, and glorious!

Our second example turns a brief bit of vivid prose into a poem by dividing it into lines. You’ll see that breaking some sentences in the middle instead of at the end creates a more poetic look and sound.

S parrows twitter nearby as I
P ress marigold seeds into the rich brown earth.
R eveling in the moment,
I  wriggle my bare toes in the warm soil,
N ot wanting to go inside, even for supper.
G uess I have spring fever…

Spring Color Poems

For more spring poetry ideas, try these fun color poems with younger children.

Pick your favorite spring color—pink, green, purple, yellow, or blue, for example—and use this template and plenty of descriptive words to create a poem (examples in parentheses).

Watch out for vague, dull, or repeated words that can steal life from a child’s writing. Poetry depends on strong word choices to express a thought, so make each one count!

White is … ____ (daisies bobbing in the breeze)
White is … ____ (frolicking lambs)
White is … ____ (a fresh coat of paint on the front gate)
White is … ____ (a gurgling creek)
White tastes like … ____ (frosty vanilla ice cream)
White smells like … ____ (a cool morning rain)
White sounds like … ____ (clean sheets snapping on the clothesline)
White feels like … _____ (a velvety bunny)
White looks like … _____ (a cloud-filled sky)
White makes me … _____ (sing for joy)
White is … ____ (the purity of spring)

Inspired by these spring poetry ideas? Your kids will be too! There’s no time like the present—now’s the perfect time to spring into writing!

2 Comments

  • Posted November 23, 2010

    Kristen

    Love This!

  • Posted November 23, 2010

    Kim

    Thank you, Kristen. So glad you stopped by!

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