School Holiday Happiness – Rock Painting & Hiding

rock hunting and hiding

We are now two weeks into the Summer holidays and how are we all surviving? Are you managing to keep your little people occupied? We have been so lucky with the weather so far, I’m only hoping it keeps up so that we can carry on with the latest obsession in our neighbourhood – rock painting, hiding and hunting!


Recently, a Facebook group was created for us locally to join in the fun. The idea is to paint pretty designs on rocks, take a picture, upload them to the group and then go and hide them for others to find. Then, when they find them, they take a picture, upload them and then re-hide them, and so on and so forth!


It has been a lot of fun so far and it’s a really lovely, cheap way to keep the Little Man entertained.


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I bought some acrylic paint pens and some sealant from Amazon and I think it cost around £15 for the two. The rocks we have decorated are ones we have found around our local housing estate. We live on a newbuild estate so, as you can imagine, there are quite a few lying around, which we can pick up, bring home to clean and then start to decorate.


I was quite excited to get involved and so far my contributions have been a Mickey and a Minnie Mouse. It’s easy to get carried away, but it is so much fun. It’s also a lovely way to get out in the fresh air, go for a walk and get some exercise without realising that you are doing so!


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The Little Man loves hunting for them, and I don’t know why it is, but kids have such an eagle eye for this kind of thing and he finds them way before I do.


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You wouldn’t think something so simple could bring that much pleasure and joy to little people. It brings a great sense of community to the area too and is also a great way to make new friends. Long may it continue.



Have you got anything like this where you live? I’d love to hear all about it, let me know in the comments.






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13 Comment

  1. Reply
    Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies
    7th August 2018 at 7:03 am

    This is such a cute idea. I’ve seen a few as I have been walking the dogs. I have a look and put them back – but it has always left me with a smile xx

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    Patrick Weseman
    7th August 2018 at 12:43 pm

    That is a cool idea. I like it. Nice. Thanks for sharing. #TriumphantTales

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    Rachel ~ Kids, Cuddles and Muddy Puddles
    7th August 2018 at 2:35 pm

    What a good artist you are! This is a fab idea, I keep hearing about it but haven’t gotten round to buying the right equipment yet. Maybe next week! #TriumphantTales

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      7th August 2018 at 10:32 pm

      I’m okay if I copy something! 🙂 it’s fun. I hope you get to try it.

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    Denise Johnson
    7th August 2018 at 4:11 pm

    We had this startup in our town last summer but I’m not sure if people are still doing it here? You’ve inspired me to have a look and if they are I’m going to get FJ to have a go #TriumphantTales

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      7th August 2018 at 10:31 pm

      I hope you manage to find some!

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    Daddy Poppins
    7th August 2018 at 9:38 pm

    That’s a great idea Jaki. Hours of cheap fun.

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      7th August 2018 at 10:30 pm

      I do take it a little too seriously though! 😄

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    Amy - The Rolling Baby
    10th August 2018 at 8:33 am

    This is such a great idea and your creations look fab too #triumphanttales

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    11th August 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Our family has found a few decorative rocks on our adventures. We’d recommend Decoart paint for these kind of projects. #TriumphantTales

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    Ali Duke
    11th August 2018 at 10:18 pm

    My daughter and I joined a couple of Facebook groups like this. We have had a lot of fun painting, hiding and finding rocks. Looks like you have had fun too.

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    Lisa Pomerantz
    12th August 2018 at 11:24 am

    Hey Jaki, We did this a few summers back and it was so much fun. Every aspect! Finding the rocks, painting, placing them around, watching people find them, and seeing others. Its a win-win all around! You little man is TDF cute! <3 #TriumphantTales xoxo

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    Daydreams of a Mum
    13th August 2018 at 5:29 pm

    The 10 yr old and I love rock painting and hiding , she always puts cute little messages on hers ,so much fun ! #triumphanttales

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