Today is BUBBLE GUM DAY!!! Every kid who donates 50 cents or more gets to chew gum in school. The proceeds go to any charity the school chooses. Kids have fun and raise money for a good cause.
Since it began in 2006, the celebration has spread from schools to libraries, businesses and community centers. It’s a fun way to raise money for your favorite cause.
Obviously things have changed since I was in school. In music class, if we were caught with gum in our mouths – we were set in the corner with the wad of gum on the end of our noses!
At my house, if I chomped on gum my mom would say, “You sound just like an old cow chewing its cud!” Bubble gum wasn’t exactly encouraged at my house.
What are kids doing today??? They are offering to share their bubble gum with the folks at Wal-Mart, of course!
The bubble gum I remember best is DOUBLE BUBBLE. My second favorite was BAZOOKA because there were comic strips wrapped up around the gum. To be honest, unless you count EXTRA sugar-free bubble gum, I’ve not chewed it for years. It was okay to sound like a cow chewing cud when I was twelve, but now… um – not so much!
Chew on this fact: nine out of ten people step on bubblegum left by either me or my associates. The tenth person couldn’t step on it because he’s handicapped. But he most assuredly rolled over it in his wheelchair.
– Jarod Kintz, Whenever You’re Gone, I’m Here For You
I think it sounds like fun to buy the right to chew bubble gum! Leave it to a children’s book author to come up with such a cute and fun idea! This video is from a couple of years ago but it’s so cute!
Wanna read a story about gum??? This is cute – check it out! http://robertmunsch.com/poem-story/gum
I love kid’s stories – and what better subject today than bubble gum??? Wink! 😉