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World Smile Day: Oct. 4

Posted by lindamartinandersen on October 3, 2013

“World Smile Day:  Oct. 4” by Linda Martin Andersen

“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

Can you match these famous smiles to their owners?

Word Bank:  a.  Mona Lisa  b.  🙂  c.  Harvey Ball. d. Mother Teresa  e.  Tom Cruise

_____1.  Emoticons 

_____2.  Famous art painting

_____3.  An actor with a big smile

_____4.  “Peace begins with a smile.”

_____5.  Creator of the smiley face drawing

Famous smiles in art: 


Actors/Actresses with famous smiles:


Sing Along and Celebrate World Smile Day:

Did you know there’s a Smiley Face Song? 

It’s the Ballad of Harvey Ball. Check it out today or you’ll miss out.  http://worldsmileday.com/

Harvey Ball’s Foundation:

What were you drawing in 1963?  If you weren’t born yet, ask your parents or grandparents.  Harvey Ball was drawing a smiley face.  Simple things can make a big splash!  http://www.worldsmile.org/

Arts and Crafts with Smiley Faces:

Brainstorm what makes you smile.  Thumbprint Art.  Enjoy playing the Smiley Face Photo Hunt… http://craftsandartforchildren.blogspot.com/2012/03/smiley-face-crafts.html

Smile quotes: 


Emoticons Chart: 

Find the smiley face.  How many others do you know?  http://www.wikihow.com/Type-Emoticons

What makes you smile?  Write a comment about it.  Have a Happy World Smile Day!

Please note:   Children 13 and under are not allowed to leave comments. It’s against the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. (COPPA)  See:  http://www.coppa.org/coppa.htm

Thanks for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon.  Bring a friend.

Copyright © 2013 Linda Martin Andersen

10 Responses to “World Smile Day: Oct. 4”

  1. Dear Linda,
    “Smile, You’re on Candid Camera.” Those words still make me smile. Thanks for the reminder to smile. I appreciate each one of them.

  2. Joan,
    Candid Camera. How could I forget? What a great memory. Thanks for adding it for others’ pleasure. Another reason to smile–seeing you at “A Writer’s Playground.” Have a haappy World Smile Day!

  3. Linda, my smile will be extra big because of you today!

  4. I had no idea what an ’emoticon’ was.. or how many they were! A new language has been created!! 🙂 ! Thank you for this informative and fun post, Linda!

    • Maureen,

      I’m glad my smiley post brought more than a smile. 😉 Glad you learned something new. You teach me so much about world literature, travel, and beauty! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Always a pleasure!

  5. Linda, you make me smile! Yay! I answered the quiz correctly.
    More great links to keep. 🙂 < 3
    Have a happy day. Keep smiling. 🙂

    • Tracy,
      Thanks for answering the quiz. I’m glad to hear that you answered it correctly. It must be because you practice smiling so often! Love your smile! Thanks so much for visiting here regularly. You’re welcome any time!

  6. Hey Linda, What a pity children under 13 can’t respond. May their parents respond for them? Lots of things make me smile. I saw a squirrel carrying a branch full of green leaves across our back lawn and up one of our pine trees. The branch was as long as she and so stuck out on either side of her mouth about 3 to 4 inches. She had to twist and turn her head to carry it up the tree. That made me smile. Sarah

    • Hi Sarah,
      COPPA–it’s all about protection. I get it. Yes, parents can place comments for their children.

      I enjoyed your humorous squirrel story. Just hearing it made me smile too. I was wondering what kind of limb the squirrel was carrying. Was it an oak with acorns, perhaps?

      Thanks so much for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.” Nature is one of my favorite things to enjoyfrom the playground. Sounds like it is for you too.

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