January is often a slow time of year when finances have dwindled and the fun and excitement of Christmas seem long ago, the nights are long and spring seems a far way off. Here we are eagerly awaiting a good dump of snow! It seems like little kids (and big) all over the province are being deprived of their fair share of tobogganing, snowman and snow hut building. Bring on the snow!
In the meantime, we are exploring emotions this month and I think the best emotion to start with is HAPPY. A discussion about what makes us happy and how we feel when we are happy ensured Daisy understood the emotion.
- glue sticks
The challenge was to produce a collage that would reflect as many things as possible that make you happy.
Daisy found the idea of putting it all in one small piece of paper too limiting and began to explore drawing first. This is Mama, Papa and Rose.
I worked beside her and we chatted about what makes each other happy. As I found pictures in old magazines she began to search for particular images. These are her second and third collages.
We had to stop for supper but the next day she asked if she could continue with the activity. I helped with cutting a few images out but the rest she completed herself and was very proud. This collage now hangs on her wall to remind her why she is happy every day.
If you are interested here are some of the things that make me happy. I tried to list them but linear order changes the meaning and seems to rank them. I much prefer giving you the challenge of reading my collage!
Very important, here is my wonderful husband cooking supper:
Thank you Francois for your help and support with 2 Flowers Learn.
8 Replies to “What Makes You Happy?”
Great idea about emotions and having kids define what defines each one for themselves. Often we take for granted what emotion words mean both emotionally and literally to kids. I’m going to take this idea and tweak it a little for my kiddos. Thanks for the idea!
Great to hear will use the idea and make it your own. That what this is all about. Have fun and I would love to hear how it goes.
That is beautiful, I have tears in my eyes!! What an amazing Mom you are!!
Cheers Theresa. Loving it!
That is such a great idea!!! That would work for any age group. Great way to get to know children and then can use that for rewarding them later down the road!
That’s a good idea Brian. It would be a good ‘getting to know you’ activity for September.
How fun! This is a good activity for grown-ups too. Sometimes we forget to think about and appreciate what makes us happy. It’s good for our kids to know what makes us happy. What a beautiful way to share happiness with your family! I found your post at We Teach. Thanks for sharing!
Good point Michelle. I have enjoyed doing activities with my elementary students, just do let them get to know me too.