How to tell someone: You rock

Here’s a quick, creative way to let mom or a special someone know that you care—make a kindness stone, just because.

You may have seen kindness stones around your neighborhood. After my daughter and I recently painted some rocks, I was putting them around a flower bed in our front yard when a woman walked by. She said, “I love those—every time I see one on my walk, I take a picture and post it. Do you mind?”

Kindness stones make people smile and are small enough to put on a desk or window ledge. The whole family can get involved—even teen-agers will enjoy a chance to express themselves with this easy craft.

Kindness Stone Supplies

Supplies:

  • Rocks—fist size is a good place to start
  • *Paint
  • Permanent marker
  • Newspaper or work surface

*Any paint will do—look for nontoxic options that are safe for children and environmentally friendly. Sidewalk chalk is another great option.

Kindness Stone Directions

Instructions:

  1. Wash the rocks with soap and water. Then dry them.
  2. Paint the background and set the rocks out to dry.
  3. Paint on flowers or other embellishments, and write a short message or word.
  4. Place the kindness stones in your garden or around the neighborhood, or give them as gifts.
Kindness Stones
Kindness Stones

 

 

Author: 
Mila Love
Title: 
Coordinator, Family Programs
Published: 
April 27, 2020
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Comments

My kids usually paint smiley faces on beach rocks; we call them "happy rocks" and have been leaving them around Evanston & Skokie for several years.

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