What is a Kindness Rock?

Kindness rocks are part of a world-wide scavenger hunt where people paint stones with messages or images and place them in locations for others to find as a “random act of kindness”.

We found our first Kindness rock on one of our favorite walks along the Benicia waterfront. It was so cute and really made us smile. We checked it out online and found a thriving community of painters of all ages. It turns out that there are many local groups that participate and share their creations online including #BeniciaRocks, #VallejoRocks, and #FreebirdRocks

My Found Rock!

The Kindness Rocks Project was started by Megan Murphy in 2015 on Cape Cod. She wrote “You’ve got this” on a rock and left it on a beach on Cape Cod. After a friend found it, she started leaving more rocks with inspirational messages behind. Check out www.TheKindnessRockProject.com where you can find the full story plus ideas, teachers’ packets, and activities.

The Kindness Rock Project

I fell in love with the concept of kindness rocks and couldn’t wait to get my hands dirty and try making a few for myself. A new obsession was born!