Poem Share #3: Rose Capelli Presents "Can You Wiggle Like a Worm?"

POEM SHARE: Children's poets from across the county presenting their favorite poems for Poetry Month and beyond!

Get the wiggles out with this Poem Share by poet, reading specialist, and teacher consultant Rose Capelli while she reads "How to Wiggle Like a Worm." 

Try using this poem and others from HOP TO IT: POEMS TO GET YOU MOVING, edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, as brain breaks. A dose of poetry is the perfect way to get kids energized and refocused. 

Rose Capelli shares other ideas for using poetry in the classroom in her book Poetry Mentor Texts. 

Discover even more POETRY BOOST resources HEREand don't forget to sign up for the POETRY BOOST newsletter to stay updated on new poetry lessons, prompts, and mentor texts. 


  1. What a fun movement poem, Rose. Perfect for story times!

  2. Very cute! I could see that being a favorite in the kinder classes I've taught!

  3. I love this one, Rose. Oh those wiggles and giggles and trying to be a worm. So much fun.
    Janet Clare F.

  4. Such fun, Rose - and great exercise, too! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Well, I got the wiggles out and now I'm ready to work--thanks, Rose!


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