Christmas Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan

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Are you in need of a quick Christmas poetry lesson plan to share with your students tomorrow? Consider practicing acrostic poetry with your students. Acrostic poetry is a quick and easy activity that can take five minutes or thirty minutes, depending upon how much time you want to spend on the activity.


All you have to do is have students choose a Christmas-related word and come up with phrases or sentences for each letter of that word. The phrases or sentences must correlate with the main topic of the word. When teaching your students this lesson, follow these quick tips:

  • Model the format of acrostic poems with your students. Work together to write a collective acrostic poem on the whiteboard.
  • Give your students a Christmas-related word so that they can write their own acrostic poem. Consider: December, cheer, Rudolph, presents, family, snowman, or Santa Claus. Discuss the meaning of these words and the importance of family and giving during the Christmas season.
  • Give your students time to write their acrostic poems. Circulate and offer guidance as needed.
  • If you have time, allow the students to illustrate their poems. This project makes a great bulletin board display for December, especially if you do it early in the month!
  • Encourage your students to give their acrostic poems to family members or friends on Christmas morning. It would make for a great handmade gift.


Here are three sample Christmas acrostic poems. Read each one to your students to give them an example of what they can do with their own poems.

Sample #1

S - Sliding down the chimney

A - Always spreading cheer

N - Needing cookies and milk

T - Trains his reindeer

A - At my house on Christmas Eve!

C - Children can't sleep because of excitement!

L - Listening for hooves on the rooftop

A - Act good all year

U - Usually my favorite day of the year

S - Seasons Greetings, Santa!

Sample #2

M - Many friends and family gather together to

E - Enjoy the holiday!

R - Ready to eat and drink with them

R - Reindeer on their way.

Y - Yuletide carols are sung by the tree

C - Christmas is upon us as we

H - Hear the caroling.

R - Ready for some fun and games

I - Indoors and outdoors.

S - Sitting by the fire with

T- The best family.

M - Missing our lost loved ones

A - As we enjoy our holiday.

S - Start the party, we are ready for Christmas!

Sample #3

H - Hooray, for the holidays are finally here!

O - Outside in the snow is fun

L - Laughing, playing with everyone!

I - Inside is so warm and cozy

D - Dad makes hot cocoa by the fire

A - And mom is there to warm me up

Y - Yes! How I love the holidays

S - Santa is on his way!

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Lewis, Beth. "Christmas Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan." ThoughtCo, Sep. 2, 2021, Lewis, Beth. (2021, September 2). Christmas Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan. Retrieved from Lewis, Beth. "Christmas Acrostic Poem Lesson Plan." ThoughtCo. (accessed June 3, 2023).