A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge or fence to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love. Paris is the most popular place for love locks. The K1 children at Kinderland Bonavista didn’t have to travel that far to make our own version of “love locks” because right in the comfort of our classrooms we adapted the famous love locks! And oh what a fun day it was!
It all took place on our “Friendship Day”, wherein the children came to school all dressed-up in the same outfit as their friend or friends in the class! Talk about “Twinning Day!” Also, they brought in padlocks which were used for our “friendship locks”. The children had the chance to write or draw, side by side, with their friends in school a special note just for their dear friends! Some of the drawings that the children made were flowers, hearts and portraits of themselves and their friends! The notes were then tied with a ribbon and attached to the padlocks and locked to a colorful fence next to K1 classrooms. The “friendship locks” are good reminders for the children that true friends are securely and dearly “locked-up” in our hearts forever!