Inside: Thankful acrostic poem examples you’ll love to use for thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I don’t know about you all, but I for sure need a reminder about the season.
After a tough or crazy year, it can be difficult to sit around a table with your family on Thanksgiving and your friends at Friendsgiving and be so full of joy and thanks. I personally always need some reminders, and there’s no shame if you do too! Life can be a whirlwind.
Or maybe you’re on the other end of that spectrum and you are overflowing with thankfulness for this year– that’s amazing! Let it pour out into writing your own “THANKFUL” acrostic poem and give the world some content to feed their own thankfulness!
Here are some thankful acrostic poem examples to spark your creativity to write your own or spark your thankful muscle before celebrating the day!
Being thankful really is a choice, and I forget that often. I do need to be reminded sometimes of everything that I am thankful for, and that the cliche answers like friends, family, and health are cliche for a reason. They’re true and we should be actively thankful for them. So these thankful acrostic poem examples are perfect for opening my eyes to the season.
Maybe this is a fun activity to break out at Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving! Print out some blank format sheets and let everyone fill out their own! But read some of these as examples first so everyone knows what the assignment is!
Open the thankfulness flood gates and read some of these thankful acrostic poem examples.
I’m not a very verbal person, especially when expressing gratitude.
When I worked with my previous boss, we were a phenomenal team. But neither of us are very expressive, so we rarely thanked each other for more than just, “thanks for doing that.” When I left that job, we acknowledged how thankful we had been for each other for the previous years of teamwork. It was a heartfelt moment.
It’s so important to tell the people in your life what they mean to you! So practice giving thanks with some acrostic poetry!
1. With Bible Verses
Truth – “And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8:32.
Heaven – “But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen nor ear has has hear, nor the heart of man imagines, what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9.
Armor Of God – “Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of evil.” Ephesians 6:11.
Neighbors – “Let each of us pleas this neighbor for his good to build him up.” Romans 15:2.
Kindness – “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32.
Forgiveness – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleans us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:19.
Ultimate Sacrifice – For Christ also died for sins once and for all, the just and the unjust, so that He might brung us to God having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit.” 1 Peter 3:18.
Love – “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.
2. Thankful And Grateful
I am thankful for…
A profession that I love
Much needed vacation days
Time, when I can find extra
Having good health
A window in my speech room
Nature and the four seasons
Knowing so many amazing SLP’S
Family, Faith, and Food
Unwinding after a long day
Lots of company during the holidays
Need a writing activity to hand out to your students? Or your kids when they’re home over break? An acrostic poem will ALWAYS do the trick! It’s fun, and it’s easy to do when you’re just following a template, and you can totally use it as a teaching tactic.
Maybe you need to be sparking your own creative vision this holiday season– read these and then maybe feel inspired to write your own!
Check these out.
T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
H for harvest stored away, home, hearth, and holiday.
A for autumn’s frosty art, and abundance in the heart.
N for the neighbors and November, nice things, new things to remember.
K for Kitchen, kettles’ croon, kith and kin expected soon.
S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.
That spells thanks, for joy win living and a jolly good Thanksgiving!
4. Third Graders
Tickles from my family
Nature and trees to climb in
Kids to play with
Family and friends
Loving moms and dads
By Isabella, 3FT Third Grade Thoughts
Thankful Acrostic Poem
The word THANKFUL is a super fun one to use for your acrostic poems. Not only is it a good reminder, there are a ton of fun words and sentences to be used off of those letters.
Try reading all of these examples and see what jumps out at you. Sometimes having the guide of having to start with a letter can make your mind really start to get creative, and if there’s one thing we should all be creative about it’s Thanksgiving!
Set these on placemats at dinner or use them on an invitation to dinner. So many cute ways to utilize these thankful acrostic poems!
5. School Assignments
Thank you God for everything
Help the people on the streets
All people are grateful for [their] lives
Nice to everybody in the world
Kindness to all people
Faithful in my family and friends
United with our friends and family
Listening to God’s prayers
By Unknown Student
6. Happy Thanksgiving!
The kitchen is
Hot with the fragrances of turkey
And roasting vegetables
Not to mention rolls and pies.
Knives, forks, and spoons
Sit on the crisp, white tablecloth
Gleaming beneath cozy, candlelight.
In every room, family and friends talk and talk
Veering from one memory to the next.
In a few moments, at the table,
No one speaks, except to
God, and then we feast!
T is for the Trust that the Pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the Harvest the settlers learned to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for Nature and beauty which she gives
K is for Kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for Smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for Gratitude… our blessings great and small
I is for Ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for Voices, signing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for Neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is Giving of myself to make a better me
Thanksgiving poetry is going to be pretty somber, people thinking hard about what has really made life meaningful.
Check some of these out.
8. Powerful Words
There is nothing you can dream that you can’t achieve
Have the courage to go after your dreams and believe
Always remember you are beautiful and unique
Never give up when going after what you seek
Keep reminders around to remind you of your dreams
Savor the present for it goes quicker than it seems
Give more to others than you receive
Inspire other with all that you achieve
Value yourself, you are perfect for you
Individuality is important so let it shine through
Notice the small miracles all around you
Greatness starts from within and is in all that you do
9. 5th Grade
Tons of food
Ice cream for dessert
By Unknown 5th Grader
Even if you have the best life, it still can get redundant to continuously say you’re thankful for the same things over and over again. But that doesn’t make it any less special and genuine! A refresher is always a good idea and getting your creative gears turning writing an acrostic poem is a great way to do that.
Maybe you’re feeling extra thankful this year for everything you have and everyone in your life, and want to channel that energy to a greater extent as well. Do so with reading these thankful acrostic poems! It’s so fun to read the words of others and read up on what life means to them– and thanksgiving is the best time for that!
Once you’ve pinpointed everything you’re thankful for this season, don’t forget to pop a bottle of champagne and cheer your friends and family. They’re part of what made the year so special, so give them some credit! Here are 11 champagne poems to bring the fun.