Join the Kindness Rocks Movement and Be Kind with Rocks

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Image via Michaels

 You may have seen social media posts popping up of your friends finding or painting rocks. Or maybe you have passed a group of children looking everywhere for something you think they've lost only to see them emerge with a colorful rock.

What's the fuss about? Chances are they are taking part in The Kindness Rocks Project or they are participating in The Kindness Rocks Challenge.  

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The idea is simple and sweet. The one million rock challenge is a movement designed to encourage people to decorate rocks with inspirational messages and leave them in random public places for others to find and brighten their day. These lovely painted rocks are popping up all over the country! Anyone can participate. All you need to do to join in is to paint a kindness rock and hide it for someone else to find and be uplifted.

One goal of The Kindness Rocks Project is for participants to make one million kindness rocks. One million rocks can turn into countless positive stories, thousands of days brightened, and kindness spreading from coast to coast.

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Image via Michaels

Makers can share their rocks on social media using #MAKEKindnessRocks. You can also check out the other designs and learn more about the movement by visiting The Rock Challenge homepage.

My children found their first Kindness Rock unexpectedly while on vacation and were so happy to find their unexpected treasure that we decided to join in and make some of our own. One great thing about the Kindness Rock Project is that you do not have to be an artist to make rocks nor do you have to commit to making more than one or two to participate.  

There are no rules! You can paint rocks that you find or buy a bag of rocks for under $5.00. You and your children can paint rocks or draw on them with paint markers. Some choose to write inspirational messages with fine-point paint markers or stick with a bright and happy design. Or let your kids paint rocks while you add a favorite quote.  

Speaking from experience, it's fun to both make and find Kindness Rocks! Go ahead and join the movement to be kind and spread joy. 

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Are you or your little ones part of the Kindness Rocks Movement?

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Join the Kindness Rocks Movement and Be Kind with Rocks

Jamie is a Beltway Insider who loves channeling her pre-motherhood love of traveling into spending time exploring all D.C. has to offer with her brood of two girls and two boys ages 9, 7,5, and a baby. She is a reformed lawyer turned full-time kid wrangler who enjoys photographing her everyday chaos and anything salted caramel. Since life is never dull, she loves writing about the issues and events going on in her life at any given time, including caring for a daughter with special needs and th ... More

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