Name Poems

Activity Objective

To create a name poem using words that show a special appreciation of each student's name

Lesson Outcome

The children will understand that names have special meanings.




  • Tell the children that they will be writing a special poem about themselves.
  • Pass out the materials.
  • Explain to the children how different names for Jesus have different meanings.
  • Ask the children to write their first names vertically on the left side of the paper in capital letters.
  • Ask them to write words that describe them next to the capital letters of their names.
  • Encourage them to write as many words as they can per line.
  • Encourage them to share the name poems with the group.
  • Conclude by reminding them that names have special meanings.

Learning Styles

Word Smart

Approximate Time

15-20 minutes


Demonstrate by writing your first name on the board.