Kidspot Top 50 Blog Your Way To Dunk Island – An Acrostic Poem

Kidspot Top 50 Bloggers

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Kidspot are running a competition which gives the Top 50 bloggers a chance to win a trip to Dunk Island for 7 days. The trip is for two adults and two children though – our family rarely fits into the standard family packages, but we have grown pretty used to that!!! When I told the kids about this opportunity and assured that them that if we won no one would be left behind, I also asked them for their help with this post.

We are not the regular out of state holidayers. I have family in Mildura and we drive there regularly for our holidays. We have had a trip to the snow and to Sydney in the last year, which is the most travel we have done for quite a long time. But as I found out when I asked the kids what does a holiday mean to them, it is not always about the fancy places you go. It is about the people you visit, it is about a change of scenery and it is about being together as a family.

With three children in primary school, the acrostic poem is quite popular in our house :). When we worked out that holiday had seven letters – just like the number of people in our family, it was obvious to the kids that to explain what a family holiday means to us, that we should do it via an acrostic poem.

For us writing the poem symbolised how we approach family holidays, everyone contributes, we work together to make it happen and we share the joy!

Family Holiday

Do you get the chance to have regular holidays with your family? Does this mean traveling far or like us do you make the most of visiting family and friends within driving distance?

Kidspot Top 50 Bloggers

This post is my entry to the Kidspot Top 50 Blog Your Way To Dunk Island. If you haven’t had the opportunity to vote yet, I would really appreciate it if you could click through here and vote. It is just a one click process once your there – you don’t have to register or vote in any other categories, just one click and you are done! (It will probably take less than 20 seconds but it depends on your internet access!) ~ Thank You!!!


  1. Cassi says

    What a wonderful idea. I love how each child got to put there personal ideas down on paper. Another idea I am going to add to my list of things to do with my family. My four year old loves me to retell our adventures on our holidays as stories at bedtime or when we manage to get a quiet moment together. He likes to join in and add his favourite parts, it always surprises me what he finds most exciting or most interesting. Our last holiday was to Adelaide and he won’t stop talking about how we had to stop at the SA border for the Fruit Fly Inspectors – it was the highlight of his holiday!

    • says

      It is often the really small things that they love so much. I can see how a four year old would love the fruit fly inspectors – they are so into knowing all about the rules.

  2. says

    We went to new zealand almost three years ago and my six year old still talks about going back there. We love getting away as a family to aNywhereaa NEAR OR FAR (excuse the caps, my 8 mth old has found the keyboard). Whether its camping, staying with friends or flying somewhere further afield, our family loves the journey as much as the destination and the change is always an adventure. We have definitely got better at travelling and always have snacks, activities and music on hand. A combo of preparedness and spontaniety works well for us while we are away. An island getaway sounds dreamy and you gotta love nature’s themepark on your doorstep!!!

  3. Megan says

    We haven’t had a family holiday in over 5 yerars! I put it in the too hard basket, but have forgotten how important holidays are for making lovely family memories.

  4. Annie says

    Such a lovely poem PQ. I love things like this that capture the family at a point in time and can be looked back on. Photos are one thing but a literary expressions captures where our ‘minds’ were. I think you’ll treasure this forever. Miss 6 is soooo cute. : )