Want to create some fun in your neighborhood for $15?
Let’s create a rock scavenger hunt!
I went to the 99 cent store and dollar store and bought different colors of acrylic paint and paint brushes and mod podge. (Other stores to look at are Michaels and Walmart.) Then I had a neighbor redoing their yard, so we scavenged for smooth, large rocks and brought them home. (You can buy rocks from garden center or Amazon that work well for painting rocks).
I made a sign on the computer that read (place online for your neighborhood or post around the community):
Let’s Rock the Enclave!
Rock Scavenger Hunt
· Painted rocks (like a strawberry painted rock) have been hidden in public spaces throughout the Enclave (like parkways, parks, trees, etc.)
· If there is not a number on the bottom of the rock, move it to a new hiding spot in the Enclave (avoid private property).
· If you find a number on the bottom, keep it as a souvenir!
· Post messages and pictures on Nextdoor (online app) to show off the fun!
· Feel free to add your own rocks to the scavenger hunt (acrylic pain, mode podge, and smooth rocks are the easiest ways to start).
- Then we on our daily walk and hid the rocks along public land.
- Now when we walk in the morning it’s fun to see what rocks were found or if any were hidden in a different location.
There are some websites that help for those who really get into this hobby. Pinterest and google have lots of pictures, which is what I started with.