In advance, prepare heart shapes that are about two inches in height. Give each child six hearts. Invite children to decorate their hearts. Then encourage children to exchange their hearts with their classmates. Be sure when the exchange is complete that each child still has six hearts. Help students string their hearts on twine, narrow ribbon, or yarn to create necklaces. Remind children that their necklaces represent their friends at school.
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