There’s a growing movement of kids decorating ordinary rocks with pictures and messages and hiding them around parks and suburbs for others to find.
Every state has a rock painting Facebook group, and members post updates of their creations and finds.
Using social media
These hidden rocks aren’t so abundant that you can find painted rock treasure littering the parks. Facebook is the key to making this work.
When members hide painted a rock, they upload a photo to Facebook and include some location data: a park name, a street or suburb, or even a map with a clue. Then it’s up to treasure hunters to find the rock.If all goes according to plan, the rock finders post their finds as a comment on the original rock dropper’s post.
If you find rocks, you can also re-hide them and post again. Photo: Facebook
Will it catch on faster than a teacher can confiscate a fidget spinner? Who knows? But it makes for a good (cheap) activity for the school holidays. Get out your acrylic paints and your finest rock collection and get decorating.