July 7, 2022

Campfire | Take 5: Poetry Brain Breaks

Share your summer memories with the power of poetry!

Poetry can bring comfort and joy, reduce stress, and increase language learning. And it’s fun! 

Healthier Generation, Kohl’s Healthy at Home, and Pomelo Books have teamed up to bring students and families a special series of Poetry Brain Breaks. As we kick off summer, poet Janet Wong shares “Campfire,” a poem inspired by childhood memories of camping and cooking over a fire during the summer. What’s your favorite summer activity? 

“Campfire” by Janet Wong 

Janet Wong, winner of the 2021 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, and Pomelo Books co-creator Sylvia Vardell share their joy of rhyme and rhythm. 

Watch the read-aloud! 

Ready to share some fun summer memories? Enjoy the read-along video and use the activity bundle to spark your own summer fun! 


Want to read more? Check out "Good Luck Gold," a poem in English and Chinese, and "Pocket Poems™ Card,” a poem in English and Spanish, both by Janet Wong.

Special thanks to our friends at Pomelo Books, publishers of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations and more!  

Discover more family-friendly resources that support whole child health at KohlsHealthyAtHome.org and Kohl's Healthy at Home en español.