Kindness Rocks

Kindness Rocks. A simple painted rock hidden, can help spread kindness to others. While in Corbin, KY on Sunday, July 23, 2017. I saw a boy running and pick up something. I thought he had a geocache … But it wasn’t it was a kindness rock.

Kindness Rocks

Heather was simplyspokn and told me about them. On July 23, 2017, in Corbin, KY at the First Baptist of Corbin Garden by the river, Heather and I was just sitting and saw a boy running and picked up a painted rock. As I mentioned above, I thought he found a geocache, but he didn’t. He actually found a kindness rock. Heather briefly told me about kindness rocks. This young boy found a good size rock, however, you can make smaller ones to hide.

Kindness Rocks (Screen Shot from Google Images) Also called Ark Rocks, Rocks of Kindness. #KindnessRocks

Kindness Rocks have been popping up all over the United States. I have a list of some Facebook Groups on these Kindness Rocks. That exactly is the point that people everywhere will start doing these kindness rocks. You might also hear them called Art Rocks or Hidden Rocks instead of Kindness Rocks. Another name you might here them called are Rocks of Kindness.

Maybe you can get your church, ministry, youth group, business, small group, Sunday School class, etc. to do this as a group.

Kindness Rock Facebook Groups

Feel free to leave a comment with your local Facebook Kindness Rock Group Page and I just might be able to add it to the list above. So come back for a complete list of Facebook Groups.

How To Get Started

  1. Buy some rocks to paint
  2. Get some painting supplies such as paint, sharpies, gloss, etc.
  3. Get creative and paint/decorate these rocks
  4. Each Community will have a form of hashtag for it’s Kindness Rock movement
  5. Make sure to add some kind of sealant around the rocks
  6. Then Hide them through out your town or community

If you go on vacation, maybe take some or make some there and hide them around there.

Kindness Rocks Tips

Places to Hide Kindness Rocks

Feel free to share places you have hidden or found any of these Rocks of Kindness in the comments below.

Places to Not to Hide Kindness Rocks

  • Vehicles
  • Streets or Intersections
  • Dangerous Locations
  • Personal Property
  • Private Businesses
  • Funeral Homes
  • Inside a business
  • Do not hunt or hide in the dark
  • Children shouldn’t hunt or hide by themselves

Feel free to share other places you shouldn’t hide or hunt these Rocks of Kindness at in the comments below.

I found a Kindness Rock

If you found a kindness rock, you can keep the rock or re-hide the rock for someone else to find.  I even heard businesses will give you a treat or a discount at their business if you bring the rock back in. Then they will go back out and hide that rock again.

If you found a Kindness Rock, please feel free to share with me about your hind. What did the rock look like? Where and when did you find it? Also feel free to find your local community Facebook Group page for Kindness Rocks and join it and share about your find there too. People like to know their rock was found! Please be respectful when you post too.

Also be respectful or private property too. Do not take rocks from people’s property either! People pay good money to have rocks laid in their yard for landscaping. This is considered stealing. Do not poach and take rocks from Parks, etc. Taking rocks from State and Government parks is illegal! This also includes taking rocks from railroad tracks too! It is best you just go buy some rocks to paint from a craft store!


I enjoy doing Kindness Rocks. I haven’t got to paint any in while, but I hope to soon. Weather is getting nicer and more people are at it again. There are places that seem to still do them year round. I think we should do this year round, daily. We should spread kindness to everyone. So paint a rock and hide and help spread the kindness with one rock at a time.

I even got me a 5 gallon pickle bucket for $2 and the money goes to firefighters from Firehouse Subs. Those buckets are just like regular paint buckets. Yes, they might smell like pickles, but you can air them out. I also went to a landscaping place and they will let you fill them for rather cheap price. Don’t pick them up from rivers, creeks, etc. That is poaching and illegal.

I even painted and hid 100 rocks for the three day Xtreme Winter Event we did. We got to ring in 2018 at the event. So I had New Year Themed and even themes of the bands that were playing and Bible verses and funny faces too. The possibilities are endless. If you are going to an event, maybe paint some up and hide them around the event too.

Plus my wife and I are painting some for movie night in my hometown, they are playing 101 Dalmatians and we have been painting some for it.

Fruit of the Spirit

Kindness is part of the fruit a Christian will show when they are a Christian.

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

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First published July 25, 2017. Last updated or republished April 6, 2019.

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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