I recently discovered a Facebook group in my home state of South Australia (SA ROCKS) encouraging people to paint and decorate rocks and leave them in public spaces for others to find and share where they found them. For those of you in Australia, there is a group for almost every state:
NSW ROCKS – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1799672490361808/
VIC ROCKS – https://www.facebook.com/groups/444765092581663
WA ROCKS – https://www.facebook.com/groups/294469264300479/
QLD ROCKS – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1471016252957650/
TAS ROCKS – https://www.facebook.com/groups/747886608714776/
Here are some other similar projects in other parts of the world:
Rainbow Rock Project from hello, Wonderful (USA)
The Rainbow Rock Project was started by the hello, Wonderful blog owner’s daughter. She paints rainbow rocks and leaves them in public spaces for people to find in return for donations to charity.
This was the first rock sharing project and the inspiration for the Rainbow Rocks Project. It also encourages people to make and share rocks with inspirational words on them.
Word rocks from Dabbles and babbles
This is a similar project that also encourages people to make and share inspirational rocks with others.
Here are a couple of blogs who have joined the Kindness Rocks movement and shared their ideas for making kindness rocks.
Kindness rocks: how a handful of stones are making a huge difference from The Odyssey Online
Kindness rocks with kids from Crafts unleashed
Here are more ideas for decorating your rocks to share with others in your local area.
Gratitude stones from Fireflies and mudpies
Stones of happiness from Moon to moon
Mandala stones from Colorful crafts
Have your kids been involved in a rock sharing project in your area?
We would love to see pics of their rocks and find out where they are being shared. You can post them to Facebook or Instagram with #rainbowrockproject or #thekindnessrocksproject or #wordrocks 🙂
You can find more rock painting and decorating ideas on our Pinterest page here.
This is the first in a series about rock painting and decorating. Watch this space for more!