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Has your city jumped on board the idea of a Painted Rocks club? It’s simple: paint rocks, hide them, post on FB what they look like and a hint where they might be hidden. You can also go out for the day and simply hunt for painted rocks. It is so much fun. We have two community Facebook groups near us where you can post your painted rocks and found rocks. The one for our island is active, but I’ve noticed that not too many people in our small community are participating. Our family decided to change that last weekend.
Painting rocks is just plain fun. Even my husband and I had a great time coming up with ideas to paint rocks. Once they were dry and ready, we took pictures, went to a local park and hid them with the kids. I posted those photos in our local Facebook group: Fidalgo Island Rocks.
Here’s the group description:
The idea is to decorate rocks or other found items in nature and hide them in various locations to brighten someone’s day. You can use paint, sharpies,or whatever- as long as it has a coat of sealer over it to help preserve the art. On the back of your masterpiece write in Sharpie- Post a picture to the Facebook Page “Fidalgo Island ROCKS”. You can also write- Keep or Re-Hide Me.
This is meant to be fun for everyone of all ages and abilities and to spread JOY and LOVE. Get creative and get outside!
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If you would like to create a “… Rocks” Group for your town please do so! Check to see that there is not one already, we only want one per town. Just create the group and name it “(insert town name here) Rocks”. Try to stick to cities and towns and do not abbreviate so that no duplicate pages are created.
Here’s what I shared on Facebook with my community:
We decided to hide our four painted rocks at the Cedar Hats Pavilions Park. It’s a great park with a 1/3 mile loop around the three inspired cedar hats. We got the kids outside for exercise, but it was so fun! That’s what I love about these painted rocks clubs. You get to be creative and get outside!
When hiding our rocks, we tried to make them simple to find. We hid one at the entrance of the park and then one under each Cedar Hat. The kids had a great time decided where to hide them for others to find.
We hid them on a Friday afternoon and by Sunday when they re-checked, they were gone. Two families mentioned participating on Facebook after we posted. I was happy to see this and am hoping that the fad will spread. It’s a great way for families to get outside and hunt!
I’ve been following the Facebook group for about a month but hadn’t participated yet. What inspired me to finally do it was the 100 years of Adams Natural celebration and their encouragement to get outside and enjoy our great Pacific Northwest. I actually painted a fifth rock for my husband. He loves it. He wants us to do more that we can keep and put in our yard.
Would your family love to start or join a Painted Rocks club? It’s so easy! And it is becoming seriously popular here in my bit of Western Washington. The kids are ready to paint more!
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Sweet! Reminds me of the Pokemon craze, but more creative since you don’t have to have a smart phone to participate.
Yes, Lynda! It’s similar but you get to paint, hide and hunt — it’s a bit more active and creative for sure. And I like that the whole family can participate. So much fun! They want to go back out this weekend.
What a fun idea! I’m going to have to do this with the kids 🙂
My kids are hooked, Denise. They keep bringing more rocks home to paint.
Kim Delatorre says
This is such a cute and creative idea to do with your kids! And think of when others find these fun rocks? My daughter would LOVE this!
Some adults are obviously participating too and they are so creative! There are some nice rocks to be found on our island!
Love this idea Lavonne! My boys love rock painting, but we haven’t done it in a while. I think I will bust out the paints in the morning!