Today, many blogs are taking a day of silence to honor the victims of Newtown. I had planned on doing the same until a read a post on The Mary Frances Project late last night and found out about the Hearts to Newtown project. So instead, I want to tell you about the project and how to participate.
The premise is simple. Have your children make a heart to honor Newtown. Here are the words from their Facebook page, “We just want to fill the walls of the school, the Newtown library, city hall, the hospital with reminders that children from all over the country are with them. Have your child draw a picture on a heart piece of paper of something “happy or good,” include their name, age, and state, and send it to: Include your school, scout troop, baseball team or church in the effort!”
Cut your heart from a standard 8-1/2 x 11-inch paper. If your children are too young to know about the tragedy, just have them decorate the heart with happy things. Include your child’s first name, age, and state.
Once completed you can send your hearts to: P.O. Box 754 Bethel, CT 06801
For more information, you can visit the Hearts to Newtown Facebook page.
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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.