A new movement is sweeping the nation, its creative, kind, and almost free!   Rocket City is no exception to this new movement, some call it painted rocks, or “Kindness Rocks”.   Here in North Alabama, we call it Rocket City Rocks. It’s pretty simple, paint a rock and hide it somewhere for someone else to find to brighten their day.  After finding the rock the idea is to continue spreading joy by either re-hiding the rock, or paint your own rock and hide it.

Rock painting is fun way to get out and explore the area to hide rocks you have painted or search for rocks hidden by others here in Tennessee Valley.  To get in on the fun in a digital way, you can even put a message on the back to “Post a Picture to Rocket City Rocks FaceBook Group”.  Some people post pictures of their rocks before hiding, and others just of they find rocks.   Regardless,  it’s a fun simple activity that is spreading joy all over Rocket City!

Some rocks are painted simply while others could be considered miniature works of art.   If you don’t have the paint supplies, or just want to paint with a group,  two local businesses offer rock painting classes. 

Spirited Art Huntsville located in the popular Campus 805, offers rock painting class monthly!

Both locations charge $10 for their classes and could be an inexpensive fun activity for you and your friends or family.   If you don’t have the patience to wait for a class, just head to your local craft stores for paint, rocks can be found anywhere, but local building supply stores do carry large bags of smooth rocks perfect for painting and hiding! Have fun painting and hiding and be sure to share the love on the Rocket City Rocks Facebook Group!

By: Brooke Hyde

Brooke Hyde is an IT professional and mompreneur who likes using technology to improve businesses. She currently works for a defense contract in Huntsville, and runs her small business The Automated Mompreneur. When she is not working with technology to help government and momprenuers be more efficient, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, and two dogs in the family you-pick vineyard, Hyde's Harvest Vineyard.

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