There’s a fad spreading across cities all across the USA, and your town needs in on it! Why? Because your town ROCKS! Or, at least it will, once you all implement this fun community activity!
The way it works is simple. Find some rocks. You can locate them around creeks, from your yard, dirt roads….anywhere. Heck, you could even buy them! Whatever you do, don’t take them from someone’s yard or landscaping!
Next up, paint them. You can do designs, sayings, faces – whatever you want. No worries if you are a great artist here – fun is the point!
Once your rocks are painted, go around your community and hide them. You can place them in front of businesses, by the library, or in your park. When you do this, make sure you look out for other painted rocks, too!
When you find one, take a quick photo of yourself with it and post it to your town’s rock Facebook group. For instance, my hometown would have one called Colby, Kansas ROCKS! You can do a search on Facebook to find one near you. And, if you don’t find one for your home town, you can make one! (If you don’t know how to create a group, click HERE).
In our community, rocks are being found and hidden everywhere. Even businesses are getting in on the fun. They are painting rocks which people can bring into their store to get awesome fun prizes!! Our mayor even has one and the lucky person who locates it will get to be the Jr. Grand Martial of an upcoming parade!
This activity has really brought our town together and has brought on some creative fun as well! It’s a free activity that has spurred many to create, and also encouraged people along the way too.
People paint encouraging messages, and nice phrases to brighten the finder’s day. Once you find a rock, you can choose to re-hide, it, or if it speaks to you, you can keep it – but you have to paint another rock to hide in its place!
We would love to see how this has helped and encouraged your community like it has ours. So, here’s to your town – it ROCKS!