I have fallen in love with Penny Paperheart!
I adored paper dolls as a child, so I was very excited to see Penny Paperheart arrive for my little girls last week. Penny has a great story to share that carries a heartwarming message of love for others. Penny Paperheart takes the message provided at Valentine’s Day into the everyday. She leaves hearts with messages laying around for others to find. I don’t think I have read a story in a long time that provides children with such a wonderful message. With Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day occurring this month, Penny Paperheart is the perfect addition to your family collection!
Penny Paperheart Deluxe Play Set:
The house-shaped Deluxe Play Set is the perfect way to introduce your little one to Penny Paperheart. Along with a sweet book and a fabric Penny doll, the set includes a paper Penny, paper clothes and accessories, and pages of perforated paper hearts of kindness to share. When playtime is done, tuck away all the perforated pieces in the set’s storage drawer.
Baby Girl loves playing with her Penny Paperheart Deluxe Play Set. It never left her side for a moment during the first few days after its arrival. This set came complete with a plush Penny to snuggle with and paper Penny to enjoy with the house. Penny Paperheart has a plastic stand to help her stay upright and paper clothing and accessories. The handy drawer at the bottom of the set keeps everything neatly together and ready for the next round of play. There is a handle at the top of the playhouse to make play on-the-go easy.
While Penny Paperheart carries the “paper doll”concept, she is made from a sturdy cardboard. Her clothing and accessories are made from a heavy grade paper that is vibrant and playful. (Baby girl actually drew on her’s with a marker and we were able to remove it without any damage.)
The Deluxe Set has a plush Penny Paperheart with a pocket on her back to hold her hearts. If you have a little one who is embracing Penny’s message and leaving hearts around town while you are out and about, this Penny plush will come in handy to keep all of the hearts together. We were able to place all of the small hearts in our package inside of the plush’s pocket.
Hearts of Kindness Kit:
Now that you know the story of the little paper girl and her little paper hearts, here’s a kit for you to spread kindness and do your own little paper art. Penny’s Hearts of Kindness Kit includes material to make over 30 Hearts of Kindness cards and 12 small hearts to share.
The Hearts of Kindness Kit resembles Valentine’s Day cards but can be use ANYTIME! Several of the cards have two holes to allow for you to add a sweet treat, special pencil for a friend, or insert a rolled up note prepared on the special heart notepad included with the set.
We let Baby Girl keep a few of the hearts and gave the rest of the set to my bigger girls. They have already prepared them to be mailed to some of their friends back home. The cards a really pretty, some resemble postcards or handmade cards. Our favorites were the four folded cards. We wish Hallmark had a set available of just those cards because they work so well for sending notes through the mail.
More from Penny Paperheart:
Hallmark has an ENTIRE collection of Penny Paperheart products. Each set tells another part of Penny’s story of friendship and how she brings happiness to those around her. Other play-sets feature Penny’s friends. I really like the Meet Pax and Two Pups set because it allows boys to get in on the fun with a paper boy to play with too.
The latest addition to the Penny Paperheart Collection is the Bake Shop Mini Set. This is an adorable little set that includes two paper dolls—Penny and her friend, Patti – one page of paper Hearts of Kindness for sharing, three pages of paper accessories, and one story card to set the scene
Penny Paperheart’s modern style and colors has brought paper dolls to a new generation of girls. Hallmark has proven that timeless toys can truly be TIMELESS! Now when your kids visit with grandma and she tells them about the paper dolls she played with as a child, they can share Penny with her! Please visit Hallmark for more information.
Teach them a lesson! Hallmark offers several FREE printable materials on their Penny Paperheart page AND an entire lesson for teachers too!
Penny’s messages of friendship are also perfect for the classroom. Print out the coloring pages and Penny Paperheart’s happy heart chart. With the chart, you can have fun at school “catching” your students showing kindness, completing tasks, and making progress toward goals. List the behaviors your class is working on and then fill in the hearts as you notice the nice! Or, write in each student’s name on the chart and fill in a heart for each step of progress the student makes toward individual goals. Don’t forget to decide on rewards for the kids who reach