May 19, 2022

Good Luck Gold | Take 5: Poetry Brain Breaks

Learn about childhood traditions in English and Chinese!

Poetry can make us laugh, help us celebrate heritage, and build language skills!

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 celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, poet Janet Wong shares “Good Luck Gold,” a poem about a Chinese tradition of receiving “lucky” gold jewelry as a baby. Have you received a gift that makes you feel lucky?

“Good Luck Gold” 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!

Feeling lucky? Enjoy the read-along video in English and Chinese and learn more about “lucky” symbols and traditions around the world with a bundle of resources and activities.

Good Luck Gold

Want to read more? Check out "Pocket Poems™ Card,” a poem in English and Spanish, and "Campfire," 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 and Kohl's Healthy at Home en español.