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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.

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