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20 Safe Places For Children To Hide Painted Rocks

Painted Rocks, Hidden Rocks, Kindness Rocks – whatever you want to call them, they’re everywhere. Move over fidget spinner, the new craze of painting and hiding rocks is way cooler, healthier and way more exciting.

Not only does it allow children to express their creativity and spread kindness, it also gets the whole family together, ensuring some quality time gets made for everyone and you all get out of the house a bit more too. Winner winner, chicken dinner.

So you’ve got the craft kit out and created your master pieces. You’ve sprayed them with some form of vanish (yacht vanish is most often recommended as it’s cheap and waterproof) and they’re all dry and ready to hide. But where do you hide them?

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Where To Hide Painted Rocks With Children

  1. In or around tree trunks

  2. At the base of trees

  3. Peaking out of any nooks or crannies in tree bark

  4. Resting on low lying branches (make sure they won’t fall off an land on anybody!)

  5. On or resting just under any fallen logs – make sure they poke out a little so people can see them

  6. At the top of the slide

  7. In the jungle gym/playground equipment

  8. Under park benches

  9. Near the toilet block

  10. Near the entrance gates to the park

  11. Shop windows/outside shops

  12. On the ride-on toys outside shops/in shopping centres

  13. In the children’s section of the library

  14. On the way to school

  15. Small alley ways in your local town

  16. Low public walls

  17. Pebbly river banks

  18. Poking out from underneath public, safe shrubbery

  19. Along the footpaths in your local park

  20. On top of public gate or fence posts

Note: when painting and hiding rocks, please make sure you don’t take anything that isn’t yours, hide rocks on privately owned land or add things to your rocks that may not stay there (glitter, stickers, pom poms etc).

Wherever you are, whether it be rural or urban, there’s always somewhere to hunt down or hide these gorgeous rocks. Hopefully this post has given you some inspiration! If you have any more hiding spots you think would be great for children, let me know in the comments.

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Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.


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