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, “Specter from the Past.” Then I used a NAME (Andrea) and came up with something simple that might describe Andi. Have fun creating these!