Kindness Rocks Project Spreads Messages of Hope

Paint a rock with an uplifting message and leave for someone to find

More rocks from the Kindness Rock Project

Remember those old 70s collages made of random materials? Back then, art classes in junior high and high school were rife with making collages, (remember decoupage?), painting rocks and wood, macrame, yarn art, spirographs, hooking rugs, and other artsy stuff!

I just loved creating those craft projects!

Fast-forward to 2017 and painting on 3-D materials like rocks is still popular as schools, community centers and local organizations all over the US and beyond have joined the movement that is sweeping the nation and beyond, called The Kindness Rocks Project

“The Kindness Rocks Project was created to spread inspiration and a moment of kindness for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational rocks dropped along the way.”

At the California Park and Recreation Society’s annual conference, I saw first hand the beauty and inspiration these hand-painted rocks can bring people just on this extensive table display.

Display of Kindness Rock Project shown at 2017 CPRS Conference
Display of Kindness Rock Project shown at 2017 CPRS Conference

Does your community have a Kindness Rocks Project? Maybe you have found a painted rock yourself!

Paint a rock with an uplifting message and leave for someone to find
Paint a rock with an uplifting message and leave for someone to find

These photos are submitted for the weekly photo challenge Collage.

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62 Comments on “Kindness Rocks Project Spreads Messages of Hope

  1. And that is a great melodic theme! Now I’m cerebration with all my bare fourth dimension in the downfall (haha), if I can drive my Little Free Library built, I can add a few multi-colored rocks in it 🙂


  2. Great post, Terri. Now I’m thinking with all my spare time in the Fall (haha), if I can get my Little Free Library built, I can add a few painted rocks in it 🙂

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  3. I’ve always had a fondness for painted rocks as art. I’ve got one a lady at my church did–a ladybug, sitting on my hearth. Sounds like a great project. 🙂


  4. I have recently read about this ‘Kindness Rocks Project’. I agree that it is an amazing idea. So simple, yet so effective. Thanks for sharing this, Terri!

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  6. What a terrific idea! I can well imagine how I would feel if I found one of those rocks when feeling troubled in any way. I would think the Great Spirit dropped it at my feet. What an inspiring post, Terri. Thank you for dropping a little sunshine into this most hectic day 🙂 ♥

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  7. This is a wonderful and colorful collection of kindness rocks, Terri. We saw a group of them last summer when walking one of the dogs we sat. I believe it was in Western Massachusetts, in one of the forests there. And, then there were the big rocks near Gloucester, MA. One said “kindness” in big letters and is one of the banners of my blog. 🙂

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  8. I’ve painted rocks for myself, encouraged my grands to paint them, and assisted folks suffering from Alzheimer’s to paint on rocks. There’s something very satisfying about painting a tiny image on a substantial element that may outlive us. And to promote kindness – what a thought, that someday a hundred years from now, someone may pick up a rock I painted or helped someone else paint, and get the message we sent them. There is hope in that.

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  11. Wonderful! You don’t have to live in this area to participate, as the rocks go all over the world. Hope you enjoy reading about the group, and maybe join in the fun! 🙂

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