The windows at The Fussy Pup in downtown Seymour have been brightened up.
Chris Martin, an employee of the cookie cutter business, recently reached out to Madison Criminger, the preschool program director for Immanuel Lutheran Child Care Ministry in Seymour, about having her preschoolers decorate posters to hang in the shop windows.
The idea was to share some positivity and cheer with a world that’s in need of just that.
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“I knew the kiddos would absolutely love to do that,” Criminger said. “We have hands-on focus for our curriculum, so creative activities like these are perfect for this age group, and being able to get messy and brighten others’ days in the process makes it even better.”
One of the posters has the message “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud” with a drawing of a rainbow and the preschoolers’ handprints in different colors.
“I wanted to do one with their handprints so it would have a piece of them or their own little signature,” Criminger said.
For the other posters, Martin told her to just let the kids have fun.
“So that’s exactly what I did,” Criminger said. “It’s so fun to see their imaginations come to life.”
Martin is happy with the finished product.
“With all the negativity in the world, there is nothing that brightens the day more than the views through a child’s eyes. They don’t see the evil and anger,” Martin said. “I just thought, ‘Why not brighten everyone’s day?’”