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What’s the #Kindness Rock Challenge ?

 Have you seen a bunch of painted rock photos flood your Facebook Feed? At first I saw a few here, there and thought that looks like fun. After which I saw a friend of mine post a photo in a Facebook Group. I was curious and joined the group. What I found was the Kindness Rock Challenge. Now we are hooked!

 Basically, families paint rocks, hide them around different parks, venues and shops. Other families hunt for the hidden treasures. After which many rocks have a hashtag or tag to share on social media. 

This way you can see how far the rocks travel. 

 Take a rock when you need it

Share a rock with a friend

Add a rock to keep the rock hunt alive.

After a few days of reading up on this wonderful activity we took to picking out and painting our own rocks! I searched Facebook groups for Rocks and found hundreds of different groups to choose from. Several locations where you can post your finds or post rocks you have hide!

 Each one different and for both adults and kids!

 Half the fun for me is hiding them. The fun for my kiddo is finding them. Whatever you like better, this free activity, is fun for adults and kids alike. 

 Each rock we painted has our social media user tag (@WesternNewYorker). 

This way if you do find them you can tag us (Please TAG us we want to see them travel)! 

 I also leave clues where the rock locations are on Instagram stories. 

I just think it adds to the fun. 

 After a full day of hiding rocks, my son finally found his first rock. 

I have to say this one was rather clever! 

What kind of rock would you paint??

Do you have a Rock group in your area?



  1. Mrs Shauna
    August 25, 2017 / 3:19 am

    How sweet beautiful paintings and I love that this is all about kindness and bringing the community together thank you for sharing ❤

  2. gaga m
    August 25, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    Found the rainbow rock with my grandkids this morning! It will be traveling across the country!

  3. Mom Knows Best
    August 28, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    My boys and I would have fun painting these rocks. I remember as a kid selling rocks that we painted.

  4. Unknown
    August 28, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    That's so much fun! My family would go crazy for that, I'll pass it on.

  5. Unknown
    August 28, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    These rocks are so pretty! I really like the creativity involved. I wish I can paint like that. The egg ones is my favorite.

  6. Parenting Patch
    August 29, 2017 / 3:30 am

    I keep seeing posts about the kindness rock challenge. I have plans to make rock Jack o' lanterns with my kiddos this fall!

  7. Claudia Krusch
    August 29, 2017 / 3:42 am

    I am excited to join the Kindness Rock Challenge. I think it is a fantastic idea. We have a bunch of rocks already that I can paint.

  8. tarafarah7
    August 29, 2017 / 3:50 am

    I teach high school…I want to do this with my students! This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  9. Kelly Hutchinson
    August 29, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I just recently found out about the Kindness Rock Challenge. A friend of mine has two boys and they are in a local club for it. So fun!

  10. Athena
    August 29, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    We have found and re-hidden several rocks. It is always exciting to find them and even more exciting to hide them!

  11. Cynthia Nicoletti
    August 29, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I think this is a great DIY project. So much fun to do this. I love to paint.

  12. Claire
    August 29, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Oh wow I've never heard of this rock challenge before but sounds like a fun activity! I actually really like rocks and painting – would love to try!

  13. Unknown
    August 29, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I haven't heard of #Kindness Rock Challenge before but it sounds like a lot of fun! I have to see if there are any local groups here. Your painted rocks look amazing!

  14. thetiptoefairy
    August 30, 2017 / 3:36 am

    This looks like such fun. I haven't heard of it before, but I think my kids would love finding painted rocks.

  15. Unknown
    August 30, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    This is awesome! I love activities that get a kid active and creative at the same time!

  16. Angela Bethea
    August 30, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    This sounds a very fun and exciting activity for kids. They look super cute and this is a really lovely idea.

  17. Khushboo
    August 30, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    That is such a cool concept! I would love to find a hidden rock. Some of them have beautifully painted 🙂

  18. Nicole
    August 30, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    A good friend of mine is obsessed with this! She loves finding and hiding the rocks that she finds for others to search for! It's such a fun and new idea to get kids out and about!

  19. ConciergeLibrarian
    August 31, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I first saw these when I started working at a Preparatory School. I think this is such a great idea

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