Thursday, September 18, 2014

Inspirational Rocks // Word Rocks

Inspirational rocks, that's what we named them. There is a tradition in my household, between my son and I. Every year we collect plain flat rocks and take them home to paint them and write inspirational words on. Once we are finished we take the rocks to a local park/playground and hide them in spots for other people to find. In hopes that someone who may need a slight pick me up will find it. You never know who needs to hear that message or see something good. Caleb reminded me this year that we had not created them, we always have so much fun painting them together at the kitchen table.

How to:
Find some smooth flat rocks, skipping stones shapes are best!
Wash rocks firs if they are gritty and let dry
We use acrylic paint so if it rains the paint won't run
Basic brushes will do, but make sure you have some fine tips too for the smaller details
Paint rocks all colors with messages and images
Let dry {this part can take some time}
Find a local park and hide them

This year we hid them in a very popular kids part, so I'm sure we made a lot of kids smile that day. We always walk around before we leave, to see if any were missing and half were already gone and tucked away in someone hand or pocket. Life can be hard and sometimes there are those little things in life that bring a smile to another's face. We love being part of that tale.

If you are looking for some fun craft ideas to do with your own children,  never be afraid to explore your surroundings. You can often find inspiration outdoors at parks, lakes, the beach, on a hike, or even a walk around the neighborhood. If you want to liven up your own home, or your children’s rooms, explore fun craft stories or your favorite places to shop. If you aren’t too crafty, but enjoy something unique, Shutterfly has wall art that is perfect for a kid’s room. Wall decals can be made into anything fun, from inspirational quotes to pictures of their favorite animals. 

What fun things do you like to do with your kids?!


  1. What a wonderful thing to do! I would love to happen upon one of these colorful smile-makers!

  2. This is SUCH a very cool idea! I would love to do this with my kids, if I have any someday!

  3. That is a really fun idea! I bet you make a lot of peoples day's like this!

  4. I remember seeing your Word Rocks here on your blog a couple of years ago, and now we make them too. It's so much fun, and it's really great to spread kindness. =0)
    Thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for sharing each time you do it.


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