12 August Celebrations + a Birthday!

Celebrate National Aviation DayIn The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, you’ll find August poems about:
Family Fun Month
National Farmers’ Market Week
Watermelon Day
Birthday of the NBA
Dollar Day
Shark Week
World Elephant Day
First Day of School
National Tell a Joke Day
National Thrift Shop Day
National Aviation Day
National Waffle Day
and a Birthday!

August Highlights

Watermelon Day

Celebrate Watermelon Day on August 3rd with this poem in Spanish; find the English version, “Summer Melon” by Tricia Stohr-Hunt, in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations!

 Watermelon Day is August 3





National Thrift Shop Day

Celebrate National Thrift Shop Day with “Box for the Thrift Shop” by April Halprin Wayland! Or celebrate the flip side of donating—discovering treasures!—with the Bonus Poem “Thrift Stories” by Robyn Hood Black!

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First Day of School

Celebrate school with “The Very First Day of School” by Deborah Ruddell (in English and Spanish); you can pair it with the picture book This School Year Will Be the Best by Kay Winters!

First Day of School