Hearts with Love Project
Given what is currently happening in the US with the issues raised relating to racial injustice, it is heart-breaking to think in the year 2020 we are still witnessing such events. I thought this would be a great time to come together and show solidarity. More than ever we need Love, Strength, and Compassion towards one another. I was thinking a nice craft we could do is a Heart project. We could draw hearts on paper in any formation such as hearts in a rainbow, hanging from a tree or in a circle.
I will ask that your drawing include one black heart 🖤 and one that matters to you for innocent lives lost. This is a great time to talk to our little ones about the importance of diversity. Below is an example that I have done with Francesca.
Please feel free to hang your amazing Art projects from your balconies (if not seen from the outside road), or apartment entrances, or other. This would be a wonderful weekend project, particularly for families!
Stay safe and stay united.
Wishing you all the best
Michelle, Glynn & Francesca 🖤❤️💙💛🤎
Addressing Race and Racism with Little Ones.
The content below is courtesy of Kate Hartlen (An Amazing Professional School Teacher) and is currently being used as part of a Catholic School curriculum to help both parents and students discuss issues of race and racism.
Addressing race and racism with little ones can be tough.
You can use this simple poem and activity as a jumping-off point.
Wouldn’t it be terrible?
Wouldn’t it be sad?
If just one single color was the color that we had?
If everything was purple? or red? or blue? or green?
If yellow, pink, or orange was all that could be seen?
Just imagine how dull the world would be
If just one color was all that we could see?
— By Shane Derolf
Choose one color and draw a picture (example: sunset) using only that color. Afterward, draw the same picture using all of the colors.
Could you imagine a world with only one color? How boring and dull would it be?
We are lucky to live in a world that is made up of many different people and cultures. Though not everyone feels the same way. Some people treat others negatively because of the way they look, their skin or hair. They might make fun of them or call them names or even hurt them.
This is not okay. We know that God made us all special and important. We are created in his image. It is important for us to treat everyone with love and kindness. It is also important to stand up for someone if we see them being treated unfairly. If you don’t know what to do or are nervous to stand up against someone behaving that way. You can always just get an adult who will help you.
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