Are there times when you wonder, “what is my child thinking?” Well, let me clarify...
Are there times when you wonder, “what are my child’s thoughts on a particular topic.” (Yes, that’s better phrasing.)
I find that this question usually hits me around the holidays. While the pageantry, hustle, and bustle of the holiday season surrounds us, I have a desire to know, "what are you thinking?!?" I have found a great way to “tune-in” with acrostic poems.
In an acrostic poem, the letters that begin each line spell the subject of the poem. To write an acrostic poem, simply think of an event, person, animal, or thing to describe. Write the letters of your topic vertically. Beside each letter, write an adjective or short phrase that starts with that letter to describe the person or thing.
Here’s one example of an acrostic poem for Thanksgiving:
Remember, this is a great time to review similes, metaphors, and personification. Don’t forget, you could also discuss
So, this holiday season, I encourage you to have your children compose their own acrostic poem. It truly is a fun, insightful activity for everyone!