Light to the Nations: Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Kids

In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, some friends and I decided to get together and make snowflakes for as part of the effort to welcome the Sandy Hook kids into their new schools.  Even in Israel, our hearts have been hurting over this event and we've been mouring with those who mourn. Its important to us to teach our precious little ones to be a "light to the nations", so we wanted to offer some love and support to our American neighbors who are suffering right now.   We explained with minimal detail about what happened, and spent some time praying for the victims and their families.  Then we got to the business of making.

I covered our table with newspaper, and set out some craft supplies...  primarily glitter paint and pre-cut square white construction paper.  The kids had free reign to create on the white paper.   

The littlest one found Aviel's stash of pop-cycle sticks.

After the children painted the paper, we took a little break for a very Israeli lunch of pita, raw veggies, chick pea humas, red lentil humas, salsa, and carob honey balls for desert (Good work on the food, ladies!). The painted paper dried (mostly) while we ate. Then we started cutting the snowflakes!
They turned out beautiful! Very reminiscent of one of our favorite books, The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats.

They'll be in the post first thing Sunday morning (because the Israeli work week starts Sunday!) Hopefully they will arrive on time! We hope these will be a blessing to the children in Newtown. It certainly blessed us to make them.

For more information please visit the Newtown PTA.

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

Due by January 12, 2013.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matt 5:4

I will also make You a light of the nations so that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6

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