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Kindness Rocks

Posted by  ·  August 1, 2017  ·  Last Updated: September 1, 2018

Kindness Rocks!  Have you heard about  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. This grassroots effort is spreading kindness one rock at a time! If you love painted rocks don’t miss all these rock painting ideas.

kindness rocks project

Learn more aboutThe Kindness Rocks Project

So Kind!

Who would of 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.

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.
  • Next use oil base Sharpie paint pens to create your artwork. You can also try Prismacolor Premier non toxic duel 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

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

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

wrap rocks with wire

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

inspirational rocks

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

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

photo credit

Here is another Random Act of Kindness Idea. Print these free compliment sheets.

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  1. Pamela Horton
    Friday, November 23rd, 2018
    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
  2. Chris
    Thursday, March 8th, 2018
    Where did you get the rocks?! I love how flat they are!
    • Cindy
      Friday, March 9th, 2018
      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
  3. Dannielle
    Thursday, November 16th, 2017
    How do I join this so that I receive the rocks, as well as placing them in different areas?
  4. N
    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
    I love this!
  5. Olivia Billings
    Thursday, October 26th, 2017
    What needs to be done to start this.
    Is there a registration?
  6. KJ
    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
    We did this as kids, but # didn't exists. This brings a whole new level to the fun!
  7. Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
    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
  8. Laurie Cook
    Saturday, August 12th, 2017
    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 🤗
  9. Raylene MAtheny
    Thursday, August 10th, 2017
    love this and cannot wait to start but all paints are in FL
  10. Thursday, August 10th, 2017
    I love this fun twist! (pun intended). Very cute idea.
  11. Elaine Murray
    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
    I think this is an an amazing idea! I can't wait to get started.
  12. Shaun
    Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
    Do you have a bit of a video on how you did the wiring for the rocks with tags? They are awesome and I'd love to have a go myself but I can't figure out how to keep the wire nice and tight.
    • Cindy
      Friday, August 11th, 2017
      Hi Shaun, so sorry I didn't make a video. Practice a few times and I think you will get the hang of it. You could also use and epoxy glue to attach the metal plaques.
  13. Veronica
    Monday, August 7th, 2017
    I love this !!! What an incredible act of kindness you have started. I would love to start this with my after school students and find a path or spot to place them ❤
  14. Sally
    Sunday, August 6th, 2017
    Great idea! May start one in our area!!
  15. Bee Ling
    Sunday, August 6th, 2017
    Amazing idea to spread positive vibes .
  16. Sunday, August 6th, 2017
    Where did you find the metal bands?
    • Cindy
      Friday, August 11th, 2017
      Pam, I found the metal bands at Michael's.
  17. Terri
    Saturday, August 5th, 2017
    Where dis you purchase the inspirational metal bands?
    • Cindy
      Friday, August 11th, 2017
      I found the metal bands at Michael's Arts & Crafts.
  18. cindy
    Saturday, August 5th, 2017
    This is wonderful
  19. Chanah
    Saturday, August 5th, 2017
    Where did you find your message bands? Love this idea!
  20. Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
    I love how you did yours with the little tags -- so unique!
  21. Alice
    Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
    This idea rocks!! I am going to paint a few myself to share.