Have your preteens dedicate a Sunday
to making “Happy Feet” with children in your early childhood
You’ll need scissors, markers, glue, and assorted colors of
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This project is simple, but it allows your preteens to serve
their young friends. Just have preteens partner with a younger
child to create fun little characters and shapes out of two layers
of felt. As kids create, encourage them to get to know their new
The overall characters should be no more than 3 inches in
diameter. Glue the two layers of felt together, leaving a one-inch
space in the center without glue. Once the character is complete
and the glue dry, have preteens cut two small slits in the center
of the back layer of the character wide enough for a buckle, Velcro
strap, or shoestring to loop through. Finally slip the buckle,
Velcro strap, or shoestring through the character’s back to give
little ones happy feet.
RoseAnne Sather Greeley, Colorado
This article is excerpted from Children’s Ministry Magazine.
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