Acts of Kindness: A Love Rocks project (painting inspiring messages on rocks) by Happy Sunshine Yoga on Kids Yoga Stories

Acts of Kindness for Kids: A Love Rocks project

Kindness is an important part of “being” yoga. There are many ways to participate in acts of kindness towards others. I would love to share this one idea that a group of children are doing this summer.

Lilly Murray is the founder of Happy Sunshine Yoga, who leads kids and teens yoga summer camps on the East Coast of the United States.  She’s teaching the children about the physical practice of yoga, as well as talking to them being kind, responsible global citizens.

This summer, they decided to create a “Love Rocks” project.  The children wrote inspiring messages on rocks and left them in various locations, hoping to shine a little light on whoever finds them. Please enjoy Lilly’s pictures from the project and her words of wisdom:Shop Yoga Books for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Acts of Kindness for Kids through Inspiring Messages

A “Love Rocks” project by Happy Sunshine Yoga
Article and Photos by Lilly Murray

The breath work we practice in yoga teaches us to be present.

We learn to feel the depth of living.

Our physical bodies, our spirits, our essences are recognized as being of value.

We feel appreciated for being who we are.

Acts of Kindness: A Love Rocks project by Happy Sunshine Yoga


What a beautiful gift to create with one another, and it cost nothing more than a moment of time.


Acts of Kindness: A Love Rocks project by painting rocks with inspiring messages - on Kids Yoga Stories

The project was so easy. Our kids and teens this summer enjoyed painting rocks with inspiring messages and affirmations.
They have been scattered from South Florida to the North Carolina coast.


Acts of Kindness for Kids: Inspire people with this Love Rocks project, by Happy Sunshine Yoga on Kids Yoga Stories

We called this the “Love Rocks” project, hoping to share the love and rock your part of the world for a moment or few.



Acts of Kindness: A Love Rocks project described on Kids Yoga Stories

Pay it forward with a colorful act of kindness.  Everyone loves a message to brighten the day.  Make it radiant and shine on!

Do you have an Act of Kindness project to share? We would love to hear your story!



About the Author

Lilly Murray from Happy Sunshine Yoga


Lilly, from Happy Sunshine Yoga, has her Early Childhood and Child Development degrees, is certified in Life, Family and Wellness coaching,  Reiki I, and has received certifications in teaching yoga to children through The radiant child Yoga program. She has been married for twenty years to her loving husband and has two amazing sons. Lilly has been personally practicing yoga for five years, along with the water it’s her favorite place to be.


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Download these 18 heart-opening yoga postures (backbends, chest openers, and shoulder stretches) to help release emotions, build confidence, and open your heart to receive love. Each yoga pose is coupled with 18 affirmations. An index, parent-teacher guide, and pose descriptions are included. The illustrated yoga kids are multicultural from seven countries.
Recommended ages: 3+.

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Happiness Yoga Book for Kids

You might enjoy award-winning Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats – a yoga book about friendship, and acceptance, and happiness:

Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats is for young and old alike! Your kids will love traveling with Anna through a safari desert, the pyramids of the desert, through the waters of the world’s oceans – and more! It’s a beautifully told story with beautiful watercolor-like illustrations. Anna and her rainbow-colored yoga mats teach a story of acceptance, friendship, and being happy with yourself – being yourself – in your own space.”
Lisa N.

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10 Responses to Acts of Kindness for Kids: A Love Rocks project

  1. Suthrngirl October 18, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    I really enjoyed your site.


  2. John Schulz February 15, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    I really love the rock project. It’s so neat to do something and then only be able to imagine people’s reactions.

  3. Shearin Lee January 20, 2016 at 2:31 am #

    We love this idea and would love to share it on one of our blogs next month since we are talking to kids about the word “love!” We have some great ways for kids to spread joy, practice feeling joy with a reflection exercise and more on our website-along with fun art activities and information about different countries and cultures! Our vision is a world where children love and trust themselves, embrace the diversity in each other and take action to take better care of the one planet we all share together. Please check us out and spread the word if you are interested! Thank you and see the world with Joy! 🙂

    • Kids Yoga Stories LLC January 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      How lovely! Thanks for stopping by, Shearin. Definitely let us know how your “love” project goes next month. 🙂

      • Shearin Lee February 19, 2016 at 1:41 am #

        Thank you for the great idea about this fun and thoughtful project! We have shared it with our followers on one of our blog’s this week!Sharing-Love/c1jix/56bfffa50cf251d9bc9d9cc3 and also enjoyed doing the project with a group of my daughter’s friends from school. All the kids loved painting the rocks and the parents loved the idea of sharing positive words and energy with others! We will have pictures of the gathering in our blog next week, along with on the gallery on our website at the end of the month. Hope you check out our blog and your followers enjoy the content about sharing love! 🙂

        • Kids Yoga Stories LLC February 19, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

          Happy to hear that you and your little ones enjoyed the Love Rocks project!

  4. Josefin Björnberg March 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    This summer I have also decided to do a random act of kindness activities. In addition, I observe good ideas from your blog and I am thinking to try all these ideas.


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