How to Write an Acrostic Poem – Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4kids Acrostics are a fun poetic form that anyone can write. They have just a few simple rules, and this lesson will teach you how to create acrostic poems of your own. To begin with, an acrostic is a poem in which the first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase. The word or phrase can be a name, a thing, or whatever you like. PATTIES CLASSROOM: School Rules Acrostic Poetry Sep 12, 2013School Rules Acrostic Poetry A great way to start kids thinking and learning about the SCHOOL RULES is making a School Bus out of yellow, painted, tops of egg cartons or just some yellow construction paper bus shaped.