Looking for a holiday activity? Divert your kids by showing them how to write a Thanksgiving acrostic poem!
- Write the word THANKSGIVING vertically on a sheet of lined paper. Using each of the letters, make a fun acrostic.
- Each line can be one word, a phrase, or a sentence. See how creative you can be!
- Poems can be left-aligned or centered.
- Afterwards, illustrate your acrostic or decorate the page with photos cut from a magazine.
I’ll start you off with a couple of examples. Then you can set the kids loose writing their own Thanksgiving acrostics!
Thanking the Lord
Gifts of food
Indeed we are blessed
Neighbors have shared
God has provided
Thanksgiving at Home
T urkey time (I love the dark meat best!)
H oping the weather will turn cold
A untie’s apple pie—the best!
N ine plates around the table
K eeping family traditions
S tuffing my tummy with—what else?—stuffing!
G iving thanks for my family
I nviting our neighbor so he won’t be lonely
V egetables that I love (corn and green beans—yum!)
I think I am about to burst!
N aps for babies (and tired grandparents!)
G ames and laughter after dinner
Tuck this activity away for when the children begin to grow bored in the days leading up to The Big Day. I know your family will enjoy learning how to write a Thanksgiving acrostic poem!