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20 Safe Places For Children To Hide Painted Rocks

June 7, 2018

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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  • Olivia

    June 7, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Ah this is such a cute idea, I can imagine children would love to do this, it’s so creative and fun! x

  • Jenny

    June 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    When we first found rocks at our local playground I wondered what on earth they were for! But they are a great idea – both for craft/art and that time spent together. My kids prefer to look and rehide them though we haven’t seen any in the past few months. Might get the kids making some for our backyard over winter though?

  • Helen

    June 7, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Great ideas – my daughter was so excited when she found a painted rock in our local farms sand pit πŸ™‚

  • Vicky

    June 7, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    What a fun idea. My children love painting rocks too

  • Natasha Mairs

    June 7, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    we love hiding painted rocks!! I just need to find some more nice smooth ones so we can paint some more
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  • Briony

    June 7, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Oh I love the idea of this. I’ve painted rocks with L but he refuses to give them up!! #coolmumclub

  • amanda

    June 7, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    We play lots of games with our painted rocks and stones. We’ve never actually hid them before. Great idea

  • Cath – BattleMum

    June 7, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I hadn’t heard of Hidden Rocks until now but love the idea. These are places I’d think of hiding them. I must see if our son would like to start doing this. It’s like geocaching for kids.

  • MMT

    June 7, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I just love the idea of hiding rocks and have pinned this for a later date!
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

  • Sarah Bailey

    June 7, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    These are some great ideas I know there is a group of the local city where people say when they have hidden some and people can share what they have found. It seems like such a lovely idea.
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  • Rhian westbury

    June 8, 2018 at 10:03 am

    This is such a cute idea but I had no idea that kids were hiding them places around x

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    June 8, 2018 at 10:22 am

    These are great suggestions on where to hide the stones. We love going for long walks now as the kids are so excited about them finding new stones and don’t complain as much as they used to.

  • Janet

    June 8, 2018 at 10:45 am

    I’ve seen some painted rocks in the park, I like the fact it encourages children to do something giving.

  • Elizabeth

    June 8, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    We’ve been spotting these rocks when we’re out and about. They never fail to bring a smile to our faces πŸ™‚
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  • The London Mum

    June 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    We found one of these rocks the other day and promptly hid it again πŸ˜‰

  • Samantha Donnelly

    June 8, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    What lovely ideas, I haven’t found any yet but will be looking harder next time I am out x

  • Kara

    June 8, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Mine are obsessed with finding these rocks and then rehiding them – we really ought to make some of our own

  • Alison Rost

    June 8, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I first heard of these rocks last year and I am amazed! I think it’s a brilliant idea and it’s also nice to get the kids involved especially this summer when they have the free time!

  • Alex Gladwin

    June 9, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    How lovely is this whole idea!? My boys would love to be involved in something like this. Great ideas for places to hide them too. x

  • Anosa

    June 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I’ve spotted a few of these out and about recently, now I know what they are for! What a lovely idea for kids to get involved with and a great list of safe places they can hide them!

  • bryanna

    June 9, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    my aunt has been doing this with her toddler and she’ll love this post! such great ideas πŸ™‚

  • MudpIe Fridays

    June 10, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    This has become a total craze hasn’t it! I really support it as it gets the kids outside and away from screens! Fab ideas here – we have a local Facebook page which gives parents a lot of ideas where to find them too x


    June 11, 2018 at 7:42 am

    I love this new craze! I really want to get my son to paint some rocks and make an adventure of hiding them, he would love it!

  • Jem

    June 11, 2018 at 9:43 am

    I’ve heard a lot about these painted rocks recently. Such a fun idea!

  • Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels

    June 11, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    I love this and your ideas – thank you. I really must paint some with Pickle. Kaz

  • Crystal

    June 11, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    You have such great ideas. I’ve never actually heard of this painting rock trend before, so thank you for sharing.

  • Cecilia

    June 11, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    I love this idea, so many good hiding spots! I would love to do this with my future children:)

  • Ashleifh doUgherty

    June 15, 2018 at 6:34 am

    I love the idea of paInted rocks being left in tree trunks for someone to find one day!

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