12 March Celebrations + a Baby Day!

In The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations,
you’ll find March poems about:

National Women’s History Month
National Write a Letter of Appreciation Day
Read Across America Day
National Cereal Day
Daylight Saving Time
World Folktales and Fables Week
St. Patrick’s Day
First Day of Spring
World Water Day
Passover
Easter
Baseball’s Opening Day
and a Baby Day celebration!

March Highlights

Write a Letter of Appreciation Day

Write a letter on National Write a Letter of Appreciation Day! Here’s a poem by Robyn Hood Black, “Sincerely,” to inspire you—plus a version in Spanish (“Afectuosamente“)!

Picture Book Pairing: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

St. Patrick’s Day

Green RIVERS? Yes! On March 17, share the “green magic” in Esther Hershenhorn‘s “St. Patrick’s Day” poem. Esther Hershenhorn lives in Chicago, where the Chicago River is turned green each year; learn how here!

Picture Book Pairing: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Baseball’s Opening Day

Shirley Duke loves baseball (she’s a Texas Rangers fan), so it’s perfect that she wrote a poem about Baseball’s Opening Day! Take a look at that poem here, in Spanish and English, then let’s PLAY BALL!

Picture Book Pairing: Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon