Happy Suns

Happy Suns


  • Yellow (or orange) Construction Paper
  • Yellow (or orange) Tissue Paper
  • Glue
  • Pencils (or other writing utensils)
  • Scissors
  • Glitter (optional)


  1. Cut out a large circle from one piece of construction paper.
  2. Cut (or, if younger, tear) the tissue paper into squares and rectangles. This is great practice, as many children don’t often get permission to tear things up. This builds fine motor muscles.
  3. Glue the tissue paper to the circle. (This is where you can add glitter to make your sun “shiny”)
  4. Cut a piece of construction paper into strips.
  5. Ask and write (or if older have your child write) down on each strip something that makes your child happy. This is great for social-emotional awareness.
  6. Glue the strips to the circle, let dry, and hang up wherever you need a little sunshine in your life.
  7. (Optional Step) Take a picture of your child smiling and add it to the center of the sun.


Song to go with this project: “You Are My Sunshine”


Book to go with this project: “Arrow to the Sun” by Gerald McDermott (multicultural)


Ohio Early Learning Content Standard Alignment: Social Studies, Fine Motor, Language and Literacy

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