SSFS Kindness Rocks

A project called by many names: Painted Rocks, Random Acts of Kindness, Kindness Rocks, and now SSFSRocks! A small random act of kindness, these painted rocks are popping up everywhere to bring a smile, a giggle, and/ or a hope.

Groups or individuals can participate by painting rocks with a design uniquely chosen by you with the goal of making someone else happy. Add #SSFSRocks on the back and, if there's enough room, include Then hide them in plain sight, but in an unexpected place and wait until they are discovered.

Have you found a Kindness Rock?

Post your photo on your personal social media accounts

If you have an account on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, share a photo of you and your kindness rock and include the hashtag #ssfsrocks.

Upload your photo to Vidigami

If you are a current SSFS student, parent, or faculty/staff member, you can upload your photo to Vidigami.

How to Participate

Steps to make #SSFSROCKS:

  1. Find rocks that talk to you
  2. Design your rock and gather your supplies
  3. Paint it a new color(s) or leave plain
  4. Add a message or wish if desired
  5. Put and/or #ssfsrocks on the back
  6. Spray with polyurethane varnish, or modpodge
  7. Hide your rock, posting a riddle and photograph if desired
  8. Place your rock anywhere outside on the SSFS campus or in the greater community! None should be hidden inside buildings.

Make it a Community Activity! Invite your family and friends to a rock painting evening at your home

Suggested supplies:

  • Rocks of various sizes
  • Small bottles of acrylic paint, any leftover house paint, even nail polish works!
  • Acrylic paint pens
  • Cans of spray paint
  • Paint brushes
  • A can of water-based polyurethane varnish

Not suggested:

  • Sharpie pens, while inexpensive, permanent, colorful and abundant, fade quickly when in the elements. They also bleed when varnished.