Under the Love Umbrella’ is a bright and captivating story, which celebrates the power of love between family and friends. It explains that wherever you are, whatever happens you are protected under an umbrella of love.
Think about the different examples given in the story for when you might need a love umbrella.
What worries or troubles are on your mind?
Who can you share these worries and troubles with?
Who is under your love umbrella?
Follow the instructions below to have a go at creating your own umbrella art.
This story is about imagination, curiosity, freedom, and the courage to express oneself.
'Express Yourself!' is about finding creative ways to share feelings, thoughts or ideas through things like art, writing, music, dance and doing things that make you feel good.
Being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting a performance on for others. It is about finding a way to show how you are feeling that can help you feel good about yourself. You must learn to find what feels good and do more of what you love. Beautiful Oops! shows us that no matter what mistakes we might make along the way, each one offers us the opportunity to turn it in to something beautiful.
How are you feeling today?
Hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn't ruin a drawing-not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don't be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator.
What are you going to try this week to make you feel good?
Here are some activities to get you started:
Take a piece of coloured paper and ask an adult to make a hole in it for you.
The challenge is to figure out how to turn this “oops” piece of paper into a work of art. Some ideas include: folding paper to make pop-outs; placing cling film behind the hole; colouring around the hole; making flaps, shapes, and even stickers. Take a look at these examples below.
Start with an “oops”—a piece of paper that has a tear, fold, wrinkle, smear, smudge, or drip. If you don’t have any, just make some! For example, splash some liquid watercolours on paper.
Get creative in finding ways to transform your “oops.” Use googly eyes to make creatures. Use markers to create a new comic book character. The possibilities are endless, and the lesson is timeless—even mistakes are beautiful.