12 November Celebrations + a Birthday!

Happy Thanksgiving!In The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, you’ll find November poems about:
Native American Heritage Month
National Family Literacy Day
Election Day
International Games Day
Day of the Dead
National Sandwich Day
Veterans Day
Guinness World Records Day
America Recycles Day
Button Day
National Adoption Day
and a Birthday!

Featured November Poems

Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and family gatherings with “Making Bread” by Debbie Reese, then watch this video about traditional bread baking at the Santa Clara Pueblo.

Making Bread by Debbie Reese





Day of the Dead


Celebrate Day of the Dead by learning some background info and then reading “On the Day of the Dead” by René Saldaña, Jr. (Spanish version: “En el día de los muertos”), followed by this “poem movie”!

Dia De Los Muertos



National Family Literacy Day

On National Family Literacy Day (Nov 1), read “At Our House” by Virginia Euwer Wolff, then follow with the picture book Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter and a video showing the real-life biblioburro!

Celebrate Family Literacy

America Recycles Day

Celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15 by reading “Recycled Tires” by Neal Levin and then following it with The Dumpster Diver by Janet Wong and a “trash into treasure” activity!

America Recycles Day