Creating Growth Mindset Rocks is a great opportunity for kids to practice thinking about and encouraging others.
Once the growth mindset rocks are made, children can hide them around neighborhoods, stores, schools, and other places for people to find (see our list of ideas below).
Below are some ideas you can use the kindness rocks this holiday season.
- leave them out for delivery drivers (we included a sign you can print)
- top off each place setting with a rock before the holiday dinner
- put a basket with rocks next to toy or food drive containers for people to take
For non-holiday ideas, see the list below.
- Store shelves (grocery store, toy store, book store, etc.)
- Library bookshelves
- Sports fields
- Community center
- Zoo or museum
- Parking lot
- Swimming pool
- Malls or outdoor shopping centers
- Bus stops
We recommend placing rocks in places that do not disturb nature or other natural habitats. Be sure not to place rocks in state or national parks and check with your local parks too.
Growth Mindset Rocks Basket
You can also make a Growth Mindset Rocks Basket! Put your rocks into a basket and place it on your front porch, at a community center, or at your school for others to take.
It's also a great thing to do for a party!