Four bundles of scruned up paper in Paper Stone Stacking

Paper Stone Stacking

Creative mindful activity based on nature wellness.

  • Promotes mindfulness & focus
  • Develops patience
  • Builds connectedness
  • Adaptable to many topics
  • Suitable for all group sizes


Step-by-Step Instructions

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Social-Emotional Learning

Health & Wellness Programming

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Contributor Kyle Price

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Have you played this activity? What worked, what didn't work? What type of group? Do you have useful advice for other users? Do you know a fun variation?

Comments (5)

  1. jeWElle de Mesa

    hey, kyle! what made you smile today?

    for me it was seeing how super adaptable this activity is. thank you for sharing.

    i can also see this used for debriefing, with specific prompts

    for team building, might be worth exploring how we can combine each others paper stones, stack them and see the combined result – shared dreams, aspirations, insights, et al

    for continuity, and use for a later activity – i am excited to try combining all the papers, and convert/transform it into a bigger ‘ball of dreams’, that we can pass on to each other (like the snowball toss or group juggle).

    thaaaaanks again!


    • Kyle Price

      I love these ideas! It really is a versatile activity. If you’re in an outdoor setting that allows it, cairn stacking can be a powerful mindfulness activity too!

      • jeWElle de Mesa

        noiiiiice! thanks for this, kyle. love the metaphor of ‘stacking’ for a range of topics – time management, to-do lists, annnnnd as you mentioned, mindfulness.

        wondering how we could combine the stones and papers – maybe each paper has a prompt/question/quote/anything that invites reflection?

        also thinking about stacking and ‘re-stacking’, and how this might link to the importance of trying things out (among other insights)?

        • jeWElle de Mesa

          ‘combine the stones and papers’ – each stone gets wrapped in a piece of paper (with insights or other written content), then stacked.


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