Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentine's Day Acrostic Poem Craft :)

Happy Friday Bloggy Friends!  Hope your weekend is off to a GREAT start :)  I created this Valentine's Day acrostic poem craft after seeing an adorable pic on Pinterest!  I fell in LOVE with how super cute this was and had to come up with a way to incorporate this into my classroom.  We have been spending A LOT of time on descriptive adjectives, so we used our names and adjectives that described us to create this project.

                                                                                             Pinterest Pic

If you'd like to make this cute craft that my kids LOVED...Here's what you'll need:

A package of foam heart templates (these are from the Target Dollar Section).  I'm terrible with keeping the templates that I make from year to year, so I chose to use these foam hearts (just the red ones, the pink ones are ruffled are were too difficult for my 2nd graders to cut properly).  If you'd like a heart template the same size as the foam hearts, CLICK HERE :)

I have 26 students in my class, so I purchased 9 of these packages of felt ric-rac to be the ribbon portion.  Of course, these are also from the Target Dollar Section. 

Then, I purchased 3 packages of 60 plates from the Dollar Tree.  These are snack sized plates that were used to create the 3D effect of the hearts.  You will also need sets of watercolor paints for the students to use to paint the white side of the plates.

Are you still there???  Good!  Here's the steps to actually make this cute project!

First, I had the students create a circle map with adjectives that described them.  Then, they circled their favorite adjectives (that fit the letters of their name) and wrote them down in a rough draft.

Next, have the students trace the foam (or paper) heart templates and cut them out.

Once all plates are cut out, have the students use watercolors to paint the white side of their plates.  These will dry in an hour or so.  I had them paint on a Friday afternoon and we came back on Monday to finish writing the poem on the plates and add the felt ric-rac.

When all the plates are dry, have the students write each letter of their name and adjective on each plate.  After that, use Elmer's glue to glue the felt ric-rac on the back of the plates.  I finished off the poems with an adorable little clip (of course from the Target Dollar Section) to hang in the hallway.

Are these cute or what?!?!  Have a a great rest of your weekend :)


Amber Polk said...

Cute idea! I loved that Pin too!

Lori said...

So cute! I love acrostic poems too and what a fun way to do them! I LOVE Pinterest too!

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Very cute! =)
First Grade Blue SKies

Miss T said...

I saw that pin too but love how you made even more personal and educational!

Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

This is adorable! Too bad I'm banned from Target for awhile. :(
Stories From Second

diditeach said...

Those look adorable, thanks for sharing !

Jodi said...

Very cute!!

Fun In First

Kelley Cirrito said...

Love! Love! Love! I am totally doing this! My students are going to love it! Thanks for the great idea!

Sandy said...

This is super duper cute!!! Thanks for the idea!!!! What would we do without Pinterest! :) Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Those are so cool. I have a workshop themed classroom and hearts might cramp my style, but I really do like these.

Dawn S. said...

Doing this tomorrow with our homeschoolers. They already did their poems, so now we will make them into artwork! Thanks!

Lili Garcia said...

Thanks a lot for the great idea, I'm totally doing it with my students!!!!!! Of course I found you through pinterest, honestly my life wouldn't be the same without it. Have a great week!!!!!

Alisha said...

Love this idea for an acrostic poem! I normally don't like acrostic poems, but I like it in this style:)

The Bubbly Blonde

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