30 Days of Gratitude Challenge #7 – Gratitude Rocks
We’ve crafted a fun way to use rocks and create a more grateful mind. Watch the Change Your Mind Craft video.
You can get creative with your rocks and paint them, write on them or design them. After you’re done with your Change Your Mind craft, you can use your Gratitude rocks in many ways to stay grateful.
1. Family Dinner
Pass a gratitude stone around the dinner table before eating. When holding the stone, you must share something or someone you feel thankful for.
2. Calm Down Strong Feelings
Thinking and talking about the good things in our life can calm down angry or sad feelings and build resiliency. Teach your child how to hold the stone in their hands and list everything they feel thankful for.
3. As a Bedtime Ritual
Pass your child the gratitude stone and ask him, “What was the best part of your day?” Reply with your answer when he passes the stone back to you.
4. Share a Stone
Create extra stones and share them with the people you feel thankful for! Include a little note expressing your gratitude.
5. Spread Joy in Your Community
An attitude of gratitude is contagious! Scatter gratitude stones around your community and neighborhood to spread joy to others. Finding tiny hearts on stones is sure to bring a smile to other people’s faces!
6. Create a Gratitude Rock Garden
Create an indoor Gratitude Rock Garden with a basket or bowl and pick out a rock each day and remember what you are grateful for.