St Patrick’s Day Acrostic Poem Templates (3 free printables)

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March is a great opportunity to add a bit of fun to the classroom. I have put together some St Patrick’s Day acrostic poem templates for you to enjoy.

These fun St Patrick’s Day activities for kids are a great way to encourage the kids to write poetry. We always have so much fun playing with acrostic poems, they are perfect for kids of any age too!

These acrostic poem templates spell out, St Patrick, shamrock, and leprechaun, but you don’t need to just write an Irish themed poem!

Let the kids get creative and write about whatever they want. It is amazing how much they are willing to write when they can choose the subject!

st patrick's day acrostic poem templates

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What is an acrostic poem?

An acrostic poem spells out a word or phrase with the first letter of each line.

Typically related to the poem’s subject or theme.

Each line serves as a clue, and the poem’s structure reinforces its message.

Acrostic poems can be written on any topic and are used for creative writing or to reinforce learning.

More importantly, they are a really fun way to introduce poetry to kids.

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Examples of a St Patrick’s Day acrostic poem

This is an example of a St Patrick’s Day acrostic poem:

Shamrocks, symbols of Ireland’s pride,
Traditional parades with joy and pride,
People dressed in green from head to toe,
A toast to heritage, with laughter and woe,
Tunes from pipes and drums fill the air,
Remembering Ireland’s history and care,
Irish eyes smiling, so bright and bold,
Celebrating with food, drink, and stories told,
Keeping traditions alive, year after year,
Saint Patrick, the patron saint, brings cheer,
Dance the jig and sing a joyful tune,
As we celebrate St. Patrick’s month of March.
Yellow is the color of gold.

An example of a SHAMROCK acrostic poem:

Symbol of Ireland, the shamrock shines bright,
Holding a special place in Irish hearts with its green light.
A symbol of luck, the shamrock is often worn,
Marking St. Patrick’s Day and the spirit of the morn.
Representing the Holy Trinity, this simple leaf,
Offers hope and brings joy, a symbol beyond belief.
Celebrated with pride, this emblem of the Emerald Isle,
Keeps the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day alive.

An example of a LEPRECHAUN acrostic poem:

Lively and mischievous,
Enjoys a pot of gold,
Prancing through clovers,
Rainbows are his threshold,
Eccentric with his green hat,
Cheery and always glad,
Having fun with magic,
Always a joy to have.
Unpredictable and small,
Nimble on his feet.

You will also enjoy our If I were a Leprechaun writing prompt

How to use the free poem templates?

This acrostic poem template is free to print but is for personal use or classroom use only. Scroll to the end of the post to get the pdf file.

There are 3 templates to print out. As can be seen below. You can either print all of them or just the ones you want to use.

st patrick acrostic poem template

You can either get the kids to write an Irish-themed poem. Or let them create a poem of their choosing based on the words SHAMROCK, ST PATRICKS DAY, and LEPRECHAUN.

Most importantly though have fun with these acrostic poems either in your classroom or homeschool.

Best children’s poetry books

Now you have introduced your kids to the art of poetry through the fun and interactive acrostic poems. Encourage their appreciation for poetry with these awesome kids’ poetry books.

Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl, we are huge fans of all his books including this one. Check out our favorite Roald Dahl Day activities for September.

Write Your Own Haiku for Kids: Write poetry in the Japanese tradition. Easy step-by-step instructions to compose simple poems.

Poetry for young people by Maya Angelou. An award-winning writer, historian, and civil rights activist. And her poetry, it’s just amazing. 25 of her best poems cover all kinds of feelings and experiences, from the playful “Harlem Hopscotch” to the empowering “Me and My Work” to the inspiring “Still I Rise.”

You will also enjoy our St Patrick’s Day writing prompts.

Additional St Patrick’s Day activities

Have even more fun at home or in the classroom with these other educational St Patrick’s Day worksheets:

Challenge children with a free St Patrick’s Day word search printable

Have fun unscrambling Irish themed words with our free St Patrick’s Day word scramble printable.

Younger students will enjoy our free St Patrick’s Day history worksheets too.

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free St Patrick’s Day acrostic poem template

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Other acrostic poem printables

Last Updated on 18 February 2024 by Clare Brown

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