Kindness Rocks | Ferdinand on DVD

Have you heard of Kindness Rocks?

It is painting or writing special uplifting messages on rocks and leaving them in random places for others to find!

We recently had so much fun painting rocks and then bringing them to the beach to be found by others. (I’m super curious to see if they’ll still be there when we go back!)

The Ferdinand movie released on digital download February 27 and DVD/Blu-Ray March 13th inspired my girls and I to do this craft.

The movie is all about Ferdinand, the bull, who is all about smelling the roses and avoiding bull-fighting, is so adora-BULL. My girls and I fell in love, and as usual, when we see cute animals on screen, my girls asked to get a bull.

“Well girls, we already have two dogs and two cats, so I think we’ll call it a NO. No bulls for us.”

Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.

Truthfully, Ferdinand is super cute.

We loved the movie, and we loved the message.

The movie is based on the original book from Munro Leaf in 1936!

I encourage you to make kindness rocks with your child, and spread them around!

To make your kindness rocks, you’ll need:

  • colorful latex paints (you can pick these up at the dollar store!)
  • mod podge
  • permanent markers
  • smooth rocks
  • fun messages!



How to Make Kindness Rocks

  1. Head out and find some smooth rocks to paint
  2. Choose your colour(s)
  3. Paint the rocks. Two coats may be needed depending on the shade of paint and the colour of the rock. Let dry
  4. Write your message on the rock. (some fun Ferdinand-themed ideas below!)
  5. Paint a coat of mod podge on top to create a glossy, durable finish
  6. Take the rocks out into your community and leave them for others to find!

We had a blast taking them to Crescent Beach in South Surrey and placing them strategically all over the beach. We even placed a few in the water for low-tide. We chose our brightest colours to put into the water so that we could still see them from the beach.


Comment below when you’ll be making your kindness rocks, or if you already have!


  1. 1

    That is such an awesome idea! I think I’ll be doing this with my boys this spring break and spreading the love around Vancouver!

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