Rock My Heart

It is not about the price or amount, it is about the thought that goes into something that makes it special. Create a special gift for a special someone today.

The students will be able to utilize their creative thinking skills and develop their creativity in coming up with a design as they turn a simple rock into a beautiful gift for a special person.

The students will design a rock creatively which will be given to a special person they have chosen.

  • Safe and Supportive Environment
  • Active and Engaged
  • Skill Building

River Stone (or similar See Image 1)




Acrylic Paint

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Paint Brush Sets


Cup with Tap Water


Old Newspaper or Packing Paper

  • Igneous: (of rock) having solidified from lava or magma
  • Metamorphic: denoting or relating to rock that has transformed by heat, pressure, or other natural agencies, e.g. in the folding of strata or the nearby intrusion of igneous rocks.
  • Sedimentary: formed by the accumulation and consolidation of mineral and organic fragments that have been deposited by water.
  1. The students will bring a river stone or any stone similar See Image 1.
  2. The tutor will prepare the materials needed for the activity.
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Paint Brush Sets
    • Old Newspapers or Packing Paper
  1. Before the activity starts, let the students think of one special person that has a strong connection to their lives.
  2. For a minute or two, ask the students to think of an image showing the best memory they have with that specific person. It can be a place, a thing, or an event.
  3. Then, ask the students the following questions:
    • What relationship do you have with a person who came into your mind?
    • What is the most memorable memory for you?
    • Why is this person special in your heart?
  4. Ask the students if they have any idea about the difference between a rock and a stone.
    • Rocks and stones are made of the same material.
    • Rocks are composed of hard materials and can be found on the earth’s crust, while stones are formed by non-metallic materials and are usually the result of trimming down and polishing rocks.
    • In terms of the physical aspect, rocks are bigger than stones. Rocks are typically described as large stones which make them hard to carry. In contrast, stones are lighter and easier to carry.

Watch the video for step-by-step instructions.

Ask the students to gather and put the materials used in the activity and to ensure all work areas are clean with all trash properly disposed of.


  • Before ending the class, ask the students the following questions:
    • Do you think a person can live alone without having anyone in his life?
    • What is the importance of having someone important in your life?
  • Call volunteers to show their artwork and to whom they will be giving it.

Did you know?
There are 
three types of rocks: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.

  • Igneous rocks are formed when lavas are solidified.
  • Sedimentary rocks are the result of the precipitation of minerals from water in which particles settle out of the water.
  • Metamorphic rocks are the end product of rocks that are changed by heat, pressure, or fluids.
  • Self-Awareness: Young people are able to recognize and understand their own personal identity and feelings.
  • Self-Management: Young people regulate and monitor their own behaviors, feelings, and impulses in order to make responsible decisions, maintain focus, and achieve goals.

Watch the video for step-by-step instructions