I've explained to my two children, aged 4 and almost-7, that mommy works at momstown by making crafts with them and putting them 'on the computer' (not a bad job, eh?) So when I asked them for their help in making a craft with the letter "H", we brainstormed together.
The 4 yr-old came up with this one entirely on his own. He walked around the kitchen sounding out 'huh, huh, huh... happy!' And because I had told him that we wanted to make the crafts easy enough for 'littler kids', he added that, 'everyone likes Happy, everybody knows what Happy is!'
Indeed a profound thought and it made us all happy to do this craft!
What you need:
- White paper (mural or construction)
- Cut out upper case 'H's
Help your child draw a happy face on a sheet of paper. We used construction paper circles to make eyes and glued them on.
Using the happy smile as a guide, your child can glue on the 'H's all along the smile! We used rainbow colours just to give it an extra-happy look, but any colours will do. You could also use markers and draw the H's along the smile. That will give them practice writing the letters on their own.
This would be a great craft for a playgroup too - to see how many different types of 'happys' you can make!
We've got a real love on for the Mr. Men and Little Miss books in this house - which suits my husband and I just fine, since these were books we grew up with! This craft reminded me to pull out the story of Mr. Happy by Robert Hargreaves. It's such a cute story about how one very happy little man turns Mr. Miserable's frown upside down!