A few weeks ago I became aware of a local activity that was starting to gain in popularity. I think I stumbled across it in a post in facebook. It’s called Rammy Rocks and involves painting on small rocks and pebbles and then leaving them for other people to find. It’s not unique as there appear to be groups all over the country (if not the world) that have taken to leaving lovely messages on stones for people to find.
This one has really taken off in the local area, with a couple of talented Mums using this to get their children being creative and getting them outside. Rammy Rocks seems to have captured the imagination of hundreds (if not thousands) of local residents. and it’s not limited to the children either, there are loads of talented artists painting little rocks and hiding them about for people to find.
I, personally, am loving this craze. It’s great fun to go out and find some pretty stones while on a walk. So we’ve been doing a fair bit more walking over the last couple of weeks. It’s a shame the weather has been so rubbish as we would have liked to get out a bit more. (So it’s been great for getting Alice away from her tablet and minecraft and it’s doing me some good too).
We had a couple of snow days from school which meant we missed World Book Day (much to Alice’s disappointment), so I decided we would make the most of it and paint some book inspired rocks to hide later.
I have to say Alice’s are far superior to my efforts! Her Matilda and Wimpy Kid rocks are quite brilliant.
We have great fun hiding the rocks too. Alice rather likes to give them to people rather than hide them for other’s to find, so several of our efforts have been left on doorsteps of her friends.
We will be painting and hiding more over the next few weeks as well as going out and about to find some more. As we have a trip to Southampton planned for the Easter holidays I think we might be finding some to take down there. I’m also working on Alice’s Brownie leader to get them to make some to hide in the local park and woods.
It’s great to see all the posts from people when they find them and I’m not sure whether I’m more excited to find a great rock or to see one of mine that’s been found!
I hope we get some more nice weather soon and we can get out to hunt for rocks again soon.