Monday, April 06, 2015

Celebrating Poems, but not Germs


Did you know there is a day dedicated to promoting hand washing around the world? Yep, it’s Global Handwashing Day on October 15 designed to prevent diseases and save lives. Here’s a link. Did you know? The first Global Handwashing Day was held in 2008, when over 120 million children around the world washed their hands with soap in more than 70 countries.” I’ve even seen a clever PSA commercial with people saying repeatedly in rapid-fire succession, “I washed my hands with soap.” To help promote this ideal, we included the fun and engaging poem, “Bubbles” by Jacqueline Jules to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations. Here Rachel C. has recruited young Garrett to perform this poem too (complete with antibacterial prop!):

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For the full text of this poem, Take 5 activities, 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. Plus for more on National Poetry Month, click HERE.


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