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Kids spread love with neighborhood rainbow art scavenger hunts amid coronavirus

"Some are saying it's the rainbow at the end of the storm," one mom said.

March 23, 2020, 7:15 PM

With many schools across the nation closed due to social distancing measures to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, kids are getting crafty with their time indoors.

The Facebook page "Rainbows over Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Beyond" has 27,000 members and counting with families hoping to extend joy around several communities.

PHOTO: Michelle Faisca's children draw rainbows to spread joy and encouragement outside their home of Mineola, New York, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Michelle Faisca's children draw rainbows to spread joy and encouragement outside their home of Mineola, New York, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Michelle Faisca
PHOTO: Rylan Nestro, 5, stands proud in front of a chalk rainbow he created to spread hope and joy in his Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Rylan Nestro, 5, stands proud in front of a chalk rainbow he created to spread hope and joy in his Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Samantha Nestro

Katherine Schilling, Nicole Sapienza and Danielle Arcuri, all of whom are from Long Island, New York, launched the group after seeing people hanging rainbow art in Italy amid the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.

PHOTO: Charlotte Cunningham, 2, holds a rainbow she created to spread hope and joy in her Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Charlotte Cunningham, 2, holds a rainbow she created to spread hope and joy in her Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Lauren Cunningham
PHOTO: Kids are getting crafty during their time indoors as the coronavirus pandemic affects the globe.
Kids are getting crafty during their time indoors as the coronavirus pandemic affects the globe.
Melissa Hurdus
PHOTO: Nicole Savitsky, 12 and her mom, Liz DeSimone Savitsly, are getting crafty during their time indoors as the coronavirus pandemic affects the globe.
Nicole Savitsky, 12 and her mom, Liz DeSimone Savitsly, are getting crafty during their time indoors as the coronavirus pandemic affects the globe.
Liz DeSimone Savitsly

The idea is to hang handmade rainbow art in a place where other children can point them out while getting fresh air.

PHOTO: Siblings Stella and Matteo Fusco hold rainbow they created to spread hope and joy in their Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Siblings Stella and Matteo Fusco hold rainbow they created to spread hope and joy in their Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Maria Fusco
PHOTO: Londyn Donnelly, 6, stands beside a painted rainbow she created to spread hope and joy in her Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Londyn Donnelly, 6, stands beside a painted rainbow she created to spread hope and joy in her Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Michelle Battaglia
PHOTO: Rachel Alford stands with her children and the rainbow chalk they created to spread hope and joy in their Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Rachel Alford stands with her children and the rainbow chalk they created to spread hope and joy in their Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Rachel Alford

"Some are saying it's the rainbow at the end of the storm," Sapienza, a mom of three, told "Good Morning America."

PHOTO: Caleb Cassano, 14, stands near a rainbow he created to spread hope and joy in his Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Caleb Cassano, 14, stands near a rainbow he created to spread hope and joy in his Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Rachel Cassano

"You can hunt in the windows. You can take the kids for a drive if you're not comfortable walking out on the street," Sapienza added. "It's pretty tough for a lot of people right now to be contained. To be able to reach out to neighbors and find a community interest has been amazing."

PHOTO: A smile face appears on a sidewalk in a New York neighborhood amid the coronavirus crisis.
A smile face appears on a sidewalk in a New York neighborhood amid the coronavirus crisis.
Rachel Alford
PHOTO: Mackenzie Mandel, 4, holds a rainbow she created to spread hope and joy in her Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Mackenzie Mandel, 4, holds a rainbow she created to spread hope and joy in her Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Caitlyn Mandel
PHOTO: Michael, 9, stands in front of a rainbow he created to spread hope and joy in his Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Michael, 9, stands in front of a rainbow he created to spread hope and joy in his Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Colleen Casabianca

Allyson Uttendorfer, a teacher from Babylon, New York, said she and her daughter Violet, 4, made a rainbow flower to "bring happiness."

PHOTO: Izzy Marino, 4-and-a-half, holds a rainbow she created to spread hope and joy in her Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Izzy Marino, 4-and-a-half, holds a rainbow she created to spread hope and joy in her Long Island, New York, community amid the coronavirus crisis.
Christie Marino

"We thought of a flower as a symbol for hope and growth and the spring season to come," Uttendorfer told "GMA."

Schilling, mom to John, 16, and Sarah, 13, said the goal is to encourage more projects to keep children busy and hunting.

PHOTO: Violet, 4, sits in front of her Long Island home beside a rainbow flower created to spread hope amid the coronavirus crisis.
Violet, 4, sits in front of her Long Island home beside a rainbow flower created to spread hope amid the coronavirus crisis.
Allyson Uttendorfer
PHOTO: The Facebook page, Rainbows over Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Beyond, has 27,000 members in counting with families hoping to spread joy around several communities.
The Facebook page, Rainbows over Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Beyond, has 27,000 members in counting with families hoping to spread joy around several communities. Katherine Schilling and Nicole Sapienza, relatives both from Long Island, New York, launched the group after seeing rainbows being hung in Italy amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Katherine Schilling

"I think it's eye-catching for kids," she said. "We plan on adding more along the way -- silly faces, maybe quotes."

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