We do a lot of crafts in the spring, and I mean A LOT! There are always tons of flowers adorning the walls, mixed in with baby animals and reminders of the warm weather. Instead of just having my kids create a craft, I like to have them do a little writing too. During our poetry unit we like to create poems with these Daffodil Acrostic Poem Crafts.
What Is An Acrostic Poem?
An acrostic poem is a poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase. The word running vertically is what the entire poem is about. This craft comes with three different acrostic poem options.
Here’s an example for SPRING:
- S – Sunshine
- P – Playing Outside
- R – Rainbows
- I – Insects
- N – No Snow
- G – Green Grass
The kids get very creative thinking of words that start with the corresponding letters. Some write a fun phrase, while others just add a word. I really enjoy hanging these up for the kids to share with one another. We like to take turns reading our poems out to the other kids.
Making The Daffodil Craft
Putting this Spring Daffodil Poem Craft together is simple. The template comes with step by step instructions for printing and piecing the daffodils together. The directions references the colors to use and let you choose which poem you would like to use. I think it’s fun to have a variety within the class so that students are all completing something a little different.
The students or an adult will cut out the flowers, stems and vases. Then, glue the pieces together to complete the craft. I prefer to have kids write their words before gluing the writing portion of the craft down. I tell them to finish their acrostic poem and then let me know that they are ready to paste everything together. This way, the glue isn’t all soft under the paper. Sometimes that causes the paper to tear or their pencil marks won’t show up.
When To Use This Craft
Incorporating a craft into your lesson plans can be tricky. You don’t want to take away from other academic areas, but there is always a way to make a craft educational. Not to mention, crafts are fantastic for fine motor skill development.
I recommend using this spring daffodil poem craft while studying different types of poems. I like to introduce my little ones to a few types of poems and we discuss rhyming and how not all poems rhyme. Haikus are fun poems to show kids because they are short and you can typically find one about the four seasons. I tell them that acrostic poems are usually the easiest poems to write because they don’t have to rhyme and you can add almost any word you want.
The Spring Daffodil Craft is also great for studying the letters d, f or s. These poems are awesome for many letters because the kids have to think of words that start with each letter of the word in the poem. It really gets their brains thinking.
Before starting a craft, we like to read a story. A fun story about daffodils is That’s Not A Daffodil by Elizabeth Honey. You can find the read aloud HERE. A little boy receives a brown bulb and can’t believe that it will flower. It’s the perfect read aloud for spring and this craft.
I hope you enjoy this poem craft as much as my kids and I do! Happy Spring and Happy Writing!
You can check out this fun spring craft in the video below!