THESE are tough days and it's the children who've led the way in trying to cheer us up.

They've been drawing and painting rainbow pictures to spread a bit of hope and cheer at this difficult time.

We'd like you to send in as many of your children's brilliant rainbow pictures as you can for us to share.

Take a picture on your phone, save it as a hi-res jpeg and e-mail it to along with your child's name and where you live.

We'd also like to see any photos you may have of how you're managing to cheer yourselves up when confined to your homes.

Send them to the same e-mail address and hopeful help bring a smile to the rest of us.