Living Stones

Activity Objective

To relate a tangible thing to the reality that the children are living signs of God's presence on earth

Lesson Outcome

The children will have examples of the ways we are called to be signs of Jesus' presence.


  • Small stones
  • Permanent markers


  • Distribute the stones and markers.
  • Invite the children to write their names on the stones.
  • Brainstorm with the children how they can be living signs of God's presence, how they can be Jesus for one another.
  • Invite the children to take their stones home.
  • Instruct the children to keep their stones in places where they will see them everyday.
  • Reinforce that the stones will remind them that they are called to be living signs of God's presence.

Learning Styles

Self Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


The stones should be large enough to accommodate each child's name.

If the stones are small, the children could carry them in their pockets as a reminder.