Sunday, April 05, 2015

Celebrating Easter and Passover


In The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, we feature poems for Easter and Passover along with activities to help introduce each poem and learn more about these celebrations and traditions. For example, Buffy Silverman's poem describes the special family Passover dinner with the tradition of hiding the afikomen. The Take 5 activities provide a link to a short Sesame Street video with actor Jake Gyllenhaal explaining this tradition. Click HERE for that fun link.

For Easter, Stephanie Hemphill's poem features an egg tapping contest that is a tradition found in many cultures across the globe. Here's a fun video of that tradition in action:


For the full text of both of these poems and 150+ more (all in English AND Spanish), order your own copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations HERE and for more Poetry Celebrations fun, click HERE. And for more on National Poetry Month, click HERE.


1 comment:

Tamera Will Wissinger said...

Hi Sylvia - I'm so happy to see the Easter and Passover poems from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations featured here - they're terrific! Some of your visitors may be interested in trying to win a copy of the anthology. Here's a link - the contest ends at midnight tonight, 4/05/15. http://tamerawillwissinger.squarespace.com/the-writers-whimsy/2015/3/30/national-poetry-month-2015-celebrating-the-poetry-friday-ant.html