In Hitchin, we have a thing call Hitchin ‘Rocks’.
This is where people find a normal rock / small stone and paint them. They are then hidden around the area for other people to find and hid them again, and again, and again. It’s like a big community treasure hunt!
I didn’t know about this until one snowy morning (yes, it was Winter), after I dropped Evelyn off to nursery, I bumped into a friendly face which I haven’t seen for ages. She used to blog on A Mum Called Lucy, but has currently stopped blogging. She tells me of this Hitchin ‘Rocks’ community on Facebook with more than 800 + people involved and told me that I should check it out.
I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, but you know life seem to get in the way of things and I only managed to get this done last week! Haha! This was prompted and inspired by a post from Family Makes with ‘How To Join Us With 30 Days Wild’ with Wildlife Trusts.
But first, here’s Evelyn’s first encounter with Hitchin ‘Rocks’:
First, we venture out to find some on the playground for some inspirations but sadly we didn’t find any until we stumbled across one by accident, on our way to shopping. Watch how excited we were when we found a rock!
Here’s how we rocked our Hitchin ‘Rocks’:
So one evening, Evelyn and I got painting with some acrylic paint we had. We decided to only paint one side. Of course, you can paint them however you like. But Evelyn was very eager to hid them on the way to her nursery the next morning.
& Here’s the hiding part!
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What do you think about out little adventure? Do you have a ‘Rock’ community near where you live too? Do let me know in the comment below. I’d love to hear your story too.
p.s. Do check out Lucy Anne’s blog from Kids Of The Wild for more ideas on #30DaysWild with Wild Life Trusts too!
& also my new post: “THE ROCKS! – The painted rocks explained and inspirations.” too!
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