Rock Hunting

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Rock hunting goes on in many places in Canada. There is a fantastic group called Sooke to Sidney Rock Hunt on Vancouver Island in British Columbia which shares rocks that are being hidden and those that have been found.

We are heading out to Victoria during April and I decided to paint some rocks with trilliums on them to represent Ontario and hide them when we get there.

the trillium rock

Our grandkids out west have both found rocks that have been lovingly painted and they were thrilled.

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found rocks

I started with some flat, roundish rocks (both big and small) that came from some local beaches and my garden. One side was painted red and the other side black. Some of the pictures show the first colour of white for the background, however this was changed to black when I realized the little labels wouldn’t show up that well on white.

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trillium rocks

With a pencil I roughly drew the outline of a trillium on the red side. This got carefully painted in with 3 white petals, 3 green leaf petals and some little yellow dots for the centre.

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trillium rocks

On the black side I attached a little label stating that these rocks were left by a visitor from Ontario and if found to visit my website and leave me a message telling me it was found and where. I also mentioned the Sooke to Sidney rock group which was the inspiration for this project.

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trillium rocks

The finished rocks were sprayed and will be hidden from April 12 to 29, 2019 at different locations between Sooke and Sidney. Some of our favourite places are The Esquimalt Lagoon, Royal Bay Beach and the glass beach in Sidney. I will try and post on the Sooke to Sidney Facebook page when and where they are hidden.

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trillium rocks

I’d love to know where the rocks end up. If you found one of my rocks, please leave a comment here and let me know. You can also post on the Sooke to Sidney Rock Hunt Facebook page.

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  1. Evie

    Such a lovely idea! I never thought of taking the kids rock hunting and after that we could spend time painting them. I’ve been looking for ways to get the kids to do more stuff outdoors now that the sun is out so they don’t spend all their time on their devices.
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