Summer Acrostic Poem Template (6 Free Worksheets)

Summer is the perfect season to dive into the world of poetry. With six free summer acrostic poem templates, half in color and half ready to be decorated, you can craft your own acrostic poems using the letters of “SUNSHINE.” Let’s make poetry-writing fun and creative!

Acrostic poems are a great way to explore different poetic forms and get kids excited about writing poetry. Each letter of the word “SUNSHINE” will start a line of your poem, allowing you to express the joys and beauty of summer in a structured, yet imaginative way.

Why focus on acrostic poems? They’re an excellent introduction to poetry, especially for beginners. By using these acrostic poem templates, you can make the writing process enjoyable and educational, perfect for National Poetry Month or any creative writing activity.

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How to write an acrostic poem

Writing an acrostic poem involves brainstorming words or phrases that relate to each letter of the chosen word. In this case, “SUNSHINE” provides a wonderful opportunity to write about summer themes, from sunny days to beach adventures.

  1. Start with a Template: Choose one of the six free templates. These templates will guide you in structuring your poem vertically, spelling out “SUNSHINE.”
  2. Brainstorm Ideas: Think of words, phrases, or images that represent summer and fit each letter. For example, “S” could stand for “Sunny days” or “Sandcastles.”
  3. Write Your Poem: Begin filling in the lines of the template with your ideas. Don’t worry about making everything rhyme; focus on creating vivid imagery and capturing the essence of summer.
  4. Decorate and Revise: For the black-and-white templates, add your artistic touch by coloring in and enhancing your poem. Read it aloud to see how it flows and make any necessary revisions.

Examples of summer acrostic poems

Here are a few examples to inspire you:

Example 1:

  • Sunny days, bright and warm
  • Under the shade of tall palm trees
  • New adventures at every turn
  • Splashing in the cool, blue seas
  • Happiness in the air, carefree
  • Ice cream melting in the heat
  • Nights full of stars, clear and sweet
  • Endless laughter, summer’s treat
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Example 2:

  • Seashells collected on the shore
  • Umbrellas open wide
  • Napping on a blanket
  • Sunsets with colors worldwide
  • Hummingbirds flutter by
  • Infinite skies so high
  • Nature’s beauty, no need to buy
  • Exploring under the summer sky
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Tips for writing acrostic poems

  • Use Imagery: Paint a picture with your words. Describe scenes, sounds, and smells that remind you of summer.
  • Experiment with Poetic Devices: Try incorporating alliteration, assonance, or metaphors to add depth to your poem.
  • Keep It Simple: Don’t overthink it. Sometimes the simplest phrases are the most powerful.
summer acrostic poem printable

Need to print later? Add this to your Pinterest board or share it on Facebook. You’ll have it handy whenever you’re ready to use it!

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Additional summer worksheets

Keep kids’ minds sharp with a variety of summer learning activities that blend fun and education seamlessly.

Challenge friends and family with summer scattergories, a perfect way to spark creativity and quick thinking.

Fuel your child’s imagination with summer writing prompts that encourage storytelling and creative expression.

Boost vocabulary and problem-solving skills with a summer word scramble, offering a playful twist to learning.

Track summer reading adventures with a free summer reading log printable, making it easy to record and celebrate every book read.

Download the sunshine acrostic poem printables

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.)

Last Updated on 16 July 2024 by Clare Brown