Horse Coloring and Acrostics

It’s time for a fun activity. If you have sharp colored pencils or fine-tipped markers, you will love this month’s activity. First, download the full-sized PDF file and print off the three pages. Color the horse at your leisure, then read about acrostics. Can you create one or two or three? If so, I’d love to see an image (send to CircleCAdventures@gmail.com). I’ll post any acrostic images on this post. Or write your acrostics in the comments for all to see.

What is an Acrostic? An acrostic is a type of poem that uses the letters of a particular word (called a focus word) to begin each line of the poem. This focus word is written in large letters along the left side of the paper. Every line in the poem must somehow relate to the focus word. Each letter in the focus word can be enlarged, colored and decorated.

You can use NAMES, PLACES, ACTIONS, CHARACTER TRAITS, or just about anything for your focus word. If you use a NAME, you might use one-word descriptions of the person and his or her character. As an example, I used the word INJURY from one of the stories in the new Stranger in the Glade book, โ€œSpecter from the Past.โ€ Then I used a NAME (Andrea) and came up with something simple that might describe Andi. Have fun creating these!

Published by Andi Carter

I'm the main character in the Circle C Adventures series. I live on a huge cattle ranch in 1880s California. These are my adventures.

66 thoughts on “Horse Coloring and Acrostics

  1. I made a acrostic for Melinda:

    Mature
    Elegant
    Luxurious
    In love with books and sewing
    Nice
    Dead set on marrying Peter (I couldn’t think of one for D haha)
    Attractive

    That was fun!! Thanks for posting, Mrs. M!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. and I made one for Justin

    Justifying
    Understanding
    Soft hearted
    Tender loving
    Innocent
    Nice

    and one for Shasta:

    Stunt horse
    Hungry
    Always fast
    Scared from fire (in courageous love)
    Taffy’s foal
    Always loves Andi

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  3. here’s one for Jenny Grant:
    Joyful
    Energetic
    Noisy
    Noble
    Youngest & oldest girl in her family(this one was hard lol)

    thanks for doing this Mrs.M!

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  4. My acrostic:

    Ellie:

    Energetic
    Loves the outdoors
    Lively :)-
    Interesting
    Encouraging

    the 2nd one:

    Felicity:

    Ferocious
    Evil
    Liar and very Lazy
    Immature
    Coquettish
    Ill-tempered
    Tattle-tale
    Yammerer

    (I was kinda of really hard on poor Felicity lol)

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  5. the 3rd one ๐Ÿ™‚

    Elizabeth (Andi’s mom)

    Elegant
    Loving
    Impactful
    Zealous for Jesus
    Amazing mom
    Beautiful
    Exemplary
    Tender-hearted
    Happy

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  6. I did one on Mitch too:

    Mitch is good at making friends
    Intelligent
    Thoughtful
    Chase, his horse, is the fastest horse in the valley
    Hard worker

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  7. I’m going to do one more. I have a horse named Feather and hope this will sum him up!!!

    Feather=

    Fabulous horse
    Eager to do what I want
    Ageless (he is 21 now and acts like he is 5!!!)
    Tense (I can’t get him to calm down LOL!!!)
    Headstrong (You know what that means LOL)
    Easy-Going (When he wants to be)
    Radiant (Sorry, couldn’t find a different word.)

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  8. I have a question. Where did the Cory Blake character quiz go? Did you take take it down because the contest ended about and hour ago? Also, awesome post! I tried making one one but I guess I don’t have enough patience lol!

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  9. Hereโ€™s a poem acrostic I made about WhirlWind, Chads loco horse:

    When whirling wind whips round my face,
    He raises his hooves, he comes down with grace.
    Iโ€™m astounded by his marvelous face.
    Rendering terror, he wants to chase.
    Lovely he looks, colored like lace,
    Whirlwind his name, fascinating his pace.
    In his eyes, wild fire stood,
    Neither he or I misunderstood,
    Daring a horse, stronger than wood.

    (I know that last line kinda cheesy haha)

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  10. ANDREA CARTER

    Always getting into trouble
    Never abandons anyone
    Dear to all
    Ready to help
    Easy going
    Always ready for action

    Caring
    Affectionate
    Riley’s beloved
    There for her family
    Ever the quick-witted
    Ready to ride

    I hope you like it (^u^)

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  11. Wow, these are all so cool!

    I did one for Aunt Rebecca:

    Relentless in social correctness,
    Ever interfering in family matters,
    Bossy to the end, especially with those she loved,
    Ever the rule follower,
    Carter and proud of it,
    Couldn’t live in the country without the cities conveniences,
    Always independent, Andrea was her favorite.

    And one for Kate using her full name, Kathrine:

    Kind
    Adventures
    Truthful
    Headstrong
    Repentant
    Independent
    Never giving up
    Ever loved by her family.

    And Jared:

    Joyful
    Adventures
    Rosy
    Energetic
    Delightful.

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  12. So I decided to write an acronym poem about theater!
    Terrific
    Happiness
    Excitement
    Tiring but worth it
    Elation throughout the entire show
    Rehearsal fun
    What do you think?

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      1. I was beginning Tech Week that day with my theater group. Since my mind was thinking about theater stuff, that was the first idea that popped into my head, I guess!

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