I saw this idea in a recent magazine. I torn the idea out so I could remember it. Unfortunately I lost it so now I don't know where the idea came from. Anyways, I thought this would be a fun project for my first graders. Each student made two cards: one for an elderly person in our parish and another one for their parents.
The children thought is was fun to draw the XOXOXO after I explained it meant hugs and kisses. I tried to get them to paint with shades reds, pinks and purples however they had their own favorite colors.
It was very simple to do. I cut regular construction paper to the size I needed. Each child used their white crayons to draw the xoxoxo or hearts. Then they watercolored the covers of the cards. The cards were left out to dry. Then I put them under a heavy basket to flatten them out.
We put a little prayer inside of them...which of course I can not find now.