Lockdown has been tough for everyone, and we’re all missing loved ones more than ever.

Warwickshire County Council has launched the Show You Care campaign to encourage people to decorate their own #WarwickshireHearts.

It’s a great free lockdown activity for children to do at home, and another way to keep the kids busy during lockdown.

What is #WarwickshireHearts?

The idea is that to show friends, family and others within the community that we care.

WCC is asking residents to display a picture of a heart in the window or share it on social media, as a way of showing people you care.

Displaying the heart could show that you care about key workers, or that you’re thinking of your neighbours. It could even mean that you’re missing friends and family that you’ve not been able to see. The aim is to build further on the community spirit that has been proven through the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to get involved?

  • You could either download and print the templates from the website.
  • If you don’t have a printer, just design your own hearts.
  • Decorate and colour your heart creations however you choose.
  • Take pictures of your creation and share them using the #WarwickshireHearts hashtag.
  • Tag Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue, and Warwickshire Libraries on social media and they will share them with the community.
  • When you share them, add a comment to show that they care.
  • Display them in your window.
  • Walk around the neighbourhood in a Covid-19 secure manner to look for other hearts.
#WarwickshireHearts 'Show you Care' campaign

Disclaimer: As always, continue to do the right thing for Warwickshire and stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

Check out other activities to do at home for more ideas to keep the kids busy.