Use this print and go craftivity to share thoughts about holidays at any time of year.
This Rock Garden activity includes rock outlines (drawn by me!) with and without messages as well as a sign for your Holidays Rock Garden. The rock outlines can be used to scaffold your introduction to this activity and can also be used if you choose to create your garden as a bulletin board. As a scaffold, children who are not able to come up with messages can choose a message and color and cut out the rock. Coloring and cutting at first may inspire others to start creating their own messages! Paper rocks with messages can sit on a table beneath your bulletin board for students to take, share, or add to just as they would with a garden created with actual rocks.
Use the “Holidays Rock!” booklet (print and assemble with ribbon, rings, duck or washi tape, or staples) for your students to collect paper rock messages from classmates. This will be a personal and treasured rock garden for kids to keep with them long after they leave your classroom! Full size and pocket-size included!
Join the movement to share the joy of holidays everywhere! Plant a real life “Holidays Rock” garden with your students to send festive holiday thoughts out into the world!
Rocks can be displayed in a garden area outside of your school or classroom, or students can take their rocks on vacation, back to their neighborhoods, or wherever they go to leave these holiday messages for others.
This resource is also part of the Rock the Year Bundle