Trust Stone

Activity Objective

To create Trust Stones as visual reminders of God's promise to never give up on us

Lesson Outcome

By creating their own symbol of God's power and presence in their lives, the children will learn to regularly recall God's presence and depend on God whenever they are in need.


  • Small rocks (one for each child)
  • Permanent markers
  • Spray lacquer for preserving artwork (quick-dry type)
  • Old newspaper


  • Explain to the children that some people carry ?Worry Stones? in their pockets to give themselves something to rub whenever they become upset or concerned. Today they will be creating something much better??Trust Stones??reminders that we are never alone; that God has promised to be with us and to be our strength, our rock that we can count on for support.
  • Distribute the small rocks and permanent markers to each child.
  • Ask the children to decorate the rocks with one or two symbols that would remind them of God's love and protection (possible symbols: a rainbow, a cross, a dove, and so on).
  • When they have finished drawing their symbols on the rocks, place the rocks on old newspaper and spray each one with clear lacquer to protect the symbols. If necessary, let the rocks dry until the following session.
  • Return the rocks to their owners and suggest that they carry them in their pockets each day or place them in spots where they can be easily seen as constant reminders of God's promise to love and support them.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


Another option would be to start with larger rocks, about the size of a softball. These could be decorated in a similar way, and the children could keep them in their rooms at home when they are finished. A larger rock could provide enough room for a short Scripture quote, such as, ?God is my rock of refuge . . .? (Psalm 18:3)


If there are children in your group with special needs (physical, visual, hearing, language, or behavioral disabilities), adapt the activity accordingly.