Kindness Rocks!  Have you heard about  The Kindness Rocks Project? This special project spreads happiness by leaving beautifully painted rocks with designs and or inspiring quotes for people to unexpectedly find.

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kindness rocks project

Learn more about The Kindness Rocks Project

What is the kindness rocks project?

This amazing initiative was started by Megan Murphy to spread a moment of kindness for unsuspecting recipients through randomly placed inspirational rocks. She started leaving rocks in her local Cape Cod neighborhood and encouraged others to leave rocks in National forests and National parks, woods, and parks. This grassroots effort is spreading kindness one rock at a time!

Who would have thought that one tiny little rock, one random act of kindness could help people connect and make a huge difference in our world?

The Kindness Rocks Project has two goals!

  1. Inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way…
  2. Recruit every person who stumbles upon it to join in the pursuit of inspiring others through random acts of kindness.
Beautiful painted kindness rock paint with quote
Kindness Rock

So how can you get involved in The Kindness Rocks Project?

It is simple! Paint inspirational rocks or find other creative ways to bring kindness into the world!

  • If you want to paint a rock it is as simple as preparing the rocks by spraying or painting them with non-toxic paint. This prepares the rock surface for your artwork. River rocks work great because they are smooth.
  • Next use oil based Sharpie paint pens to create your artwork. You can also try Prismacolor Premier nontoxic dual tip markers for lettering.
  • Be sure to add #thekindnessrocksproject to the back of your rock so people can share pictures of the rocks they find.
  • Finally, seal your rock with a sealant (like Mod Podge Outdoor Sealant) to protect your rock from the elements.
spread kindness with painted rocks
Spread Kindness

Do you have Kindness Rocks in your area?

I was thrilled to see my area has 758 rocks! They have a cool map that shows you where all the rocks are.  Be sure to add a marker for your very special rocks!

where are the kindness rocks

I changed it up a bit and wrapped my rocks with inspirational metal message bands.  All it took was some 24 gauge wire, rocks and the metal message bands.

kindness rocks supplies: 24 guage wire and metal message bands
Creative Kindness Rocks

Fasten the message band onto a smooth river rock by wrapping the wire around the rock in a figure eight. The back will look like this…..

wrap rocks with wire
How to fasten the wire for your kindness rock

Place them along a path to brighten someone’s day!

inspirational rocks
Inspire Others

Hopefully this little random act of kindness with show people they are loved and cared for. What an amazing way for us each to connect. Isn’t that what we need?

know in your heart you are loved
Spread the LOVE

Kindness is truly contagious… Please join us! Won’t you?

colorful kindness rock
Make your kindness rock stand out

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More Ways to Share Kindness

Here are more Random Act of Kindness Ideas.

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  1. Megan, what an amazing initiative you have started. In a world where people have become so focused on themselves what a gentle and lovely reminder the kindness rocks are to notice and care for others.

  2. Thank you for sharing my project! Kindness is so important today more than ever… we are inundated with negativity and many of us feel overwhelmed. Spreading kindness is healing and a great mindful activity for all.

  3. My youngest grandson Austin discovered a rock painted about Autism and was so overjoyed as he is autistic and it is all due to this very special movement and that is so special to all of NJ us

  4. Chris, They are some river rocks we have in our landscaping. Try a garden store or go on a little hike near a stream. Hope this helps

  5. What a great idea.. 🙂 About a couple of months ago I was having a walk on the Leas when I came across saying “Smile”.
    I think I should get involved in the project.

    Thank you for sharing it.

    Best wishes,

    Marusya xx

  6. I’m a parapro for 3rd grade and plan on sharing with with my 4 teachers! Hope they can do this a class/school buddy program to deter bullying. We have no format art program but many creative kiddos! Loving this idea and web info 🤗

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