By Tait Harmon, Office Manager & Graphic Designer at Ubuntu Life
This year for Easter my family chose to trade in our tradition of dying Easter eggs & switched to painting Easter egg rocks. During this time of COVID-19, I have really taken notice of how overwhelmed our local grocery stores have become. Many people are working long hours and putting their own health at risk to help keep food on the shelves to feed us. We want to do our small part and lower our consumption footprint by creating EASTER EGG ROCKS!!
Our creative inspiration came from the Kindness Rocks Project. A national movement started by one woman’s act of kindness. In 2015, Megan Murphy wrote “You’ve Got This” on a rock and left it on a beach on Cape Cod. After a friend found it, she decided to leave more rocks with inspirational messages behind.
I wasn’t aware of the Kindness Rocks Project until I started seeing painted rocks with inspiring messages on my local running trail. I loved them! They gave me the extra push and positive thinking I needed to finish my last mile.
This arts and crafts project was not only a fun family project but a teachable moment for my stepdaughter, Layla. I often wonder how much of the negativity in our world our children are aware of. They overhear stories on the news, listen to adults conversing over dinner & see first hand the injustices done to others on the playground. It is important that they are instilled with the value of bringing joy to others. This fun project taught her a new way to show a random act of kindness!
We were able to make a fun weekend out of the whole experience. Hunting for the perfect rocks down by the river, grabbing our paint set and creatively putting our own touches on them. Now they are ready for the Easter Bunny to hide!