Add a sprinkle of glitter to make your day sparkle

Norah writes about far more than glitter. This is wonderful!!

Norah Colvin

Children love to create artworks using pencils, crayons, paints and anything they can stick to a surface using glue. With access to a variety of materials, they can be absorbed for hours creating their masterpieces.

While they might select from the materials offered, I found the one thing that few children could resist was glitter—and the more of it, the better.

There is nothing like glitter to add a bit of sparkle to the day. The only trouble is, glitter is so light and so small, that it goes everywhere—on the artwork, on the table, on the chair and on the floor. It sticks to the hands and is smeared on the face and takes forever to remove from the hair. But everyone loves it nonetheless, and it adds a little brightness to the day.

Smiles are like glitter in that they also spread easily and brighten the day. However…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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31 Responses to Add a sprinkle of glitter to make your day sparkle

  1. beetleypete says:

    I know that ‘ripple effect’ works. Since getting away from the bustle of London, I make sure to always let emerging or tuning drivers go. Even if they don’t always acknowledge the gesture, it makes me feel good.
    I was surprised that Norah didn’t know ‘glisten’, as it is common here, along with ‘glistening’.
    As for glitter, it’s alright in the right place, but when it gets all over our carpets, it drives me crazy! 🙂 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Jennie says:

      Yes, the ripple effect really works. What a simple yet wonderful thing. I wonder if glisten is not a common term in Australia where Norah lives. And glitter never seems to really get cleaned up. Best to you, Pete.

    • Norah says:

      Maybe I’ve lived a sheltered life, Pete! I’ve rarely seen snow, which I think of as something that might glisten. When I thought about it later, I wondered if perhaps eyes were ever described as glistening. Thanks for encouraging me to think a little deeper.

      • beetleypete says:

        Snow does glisten, especially in the dark. Water can glisten in the right environment, some people’s eyes too. Make up often glistens on a woman’s face, and lovely hair can also glisten, in a certain light. I will stop there, Norah. You get the idea, I’m sure. 🙂
        Best wishes, Pete.

      • Norah says:

        That’s a lot of glistening, Pete. Thanks for elaborating. 🙂

  2. Ellen says:

    As a single and sole supporting mother of three, glitter was not a welcome addition to long work weeks and short hours of sleep. I admit to a grudging acceptance of it’s unavoidable presence in my life during those years. Now, as a retired grandmother of one…crayons, glue and glitter are equally loved by both! We enjoy our art time and then singing Barney’s Clean-up song, together we vacuum it up. Thank-you!

  3. srbottch says:

    …and the parents just love the pretty glitter on their loved ones’ darling faces, pretty/handsome clothes and anywhere else tends to hide. 😂

  4. Norah says:

    Jennie, Thank you so much for sharing my post. I am pleased you enjoyed it enough to share. We never know how far those ripples travel. 🙂

  5. You should see the collection of glitter pens I’ve acquired to write postcards to voters with! Every time I’m in the office supply/computer store, I look to see if there are any new colors, and to replace any of mine that are starting to run out of ink.

  6. Tina Frisco says:

    Great share, Jennie. Norah’s articles will make a wonderful book and teaching tool ❤️

  7. dgkaye says:

    Loved this post by Norah. 🙂 x

  8. Wonderful post from Norah. She sure does glitter!

  9. Thank you 🙂 glitter is definitely happiness.

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