“You don’t have to be famous or rich to do a good deed. No matter how small it may seem, each kind deed sends a rippling action of kindness to humanity. Whether it is donating, helping the donor to implement or ensuring the donation recipients are treated right, each one of us has a role in philanthropy.” ― Gloria D. Gonsalves

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) was founded in 2014, when author and poet Gloria D. Gonsalves decided to act on an idea she had while walking through the Fairy Tale Forest of Altenberg, Germany. First, she considered it a poem prompt; however, the mysterious, tall, green trees hung with moss won’t settle for a prompt. After two hours of walking, she was haunted by WoChiPoDa.

  • World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa).
  • The first Saturday of October is a day dedicated to children’s poetry. On this day children will learn to experience poetry in fun way. Children will recite poems written all by themselves. Listeners can be family, friends, schoolmates, teachers or anyone else. And all this is done next to a big fire, lantern or candles. How fun is that?
  • Write a poem about anything.
  • Find an adult to help you with preparations.
  • Build a fire, light lanterns or candles (optional). Feel free to choose another theme to replace or improvise the idea of fire, light, lanterns or candles, etc. to suit the local community.
  • Gather the ones you wish to hear your poem by the fire or lanterns, or other as chosen theme.
  • Recite your poem.
  • Give the poem to any listener you wish to keep as memory.
  • Poems are fun!
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  • Need more help with planning? Read this document.