Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

 

I, as I know many of you, have been horrified, saddened and brought to tears over the recent events at Sandy Hook. As a mother, I struggled with whether to tell my kids or not. In the end, we discussed it in as little detail as possible. They asked and continue to ask questions and were/are concerned. We came up with a plan that empowered them in case, God forbid something like this ever happened at their school. We then talked about the importance of not gossiping about it with their friends. It was hard to expose them to this, but I am so glad I did before they heard from friends at school (which they did … and they learned details).

I have been looking for a way for us to help. How do you help? Send money? Cards? Words of Encouragement? Then I was browsing pinterest and found out about Snowflakes for Sandy. Yes! It’s the perfect way for the kids to help and feel involved in a good way.

 

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When the kids of Sandy Hook go back to school, it will be in a new building. The parent/volunteers want the kids to come back to a winter wonderland. They will need as many different and beautiful snowflakes as possible to achieve this. They can be made in any shape or size and would be the perfect project for a family or even an individual to do.

For directions on making cupcake liner snowflakes, go check out Somewhat Simple. They can also be made out of coffee filters, construction paper, parchment paper, foil … you get the idea!

So this weekend we will make snowflakes like crazy and send them off to Connecticut. For those of you who live close to me, I would be happy to add any snow flakes that you would like to make to our shipment (just email me for my address) or you can send them off yourself by January 12 to the address below.

 

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

 

Anyone else see snowflakes in their near future? It would be a great project to keep the kids entertained during Christmas Break while also teaching them the importance of giving. Who’s in?

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