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These school holidays Gold Coast kids are getting involved in a world – wide phenomenon that combines creativity, generosity and treasure hunting. Sound like fun?

It’s the activity that gets kids outside, having fun and being creative- and it’s free! Playing hide and seek with ROCKS! Local kids are hunting for painted rocks in your local park (and either keeping or re-hiding them) and also painting their own rocks and leaving them for others to find. QLD Rocks is the Facebook group where you can get involved.  Search for your suburb and find our where rocks have been dropped, let others know about your ‘rock drop’, and also let them know when you have collected rocks dropped by others. The groups also has everything you need to know about painting rocks and connects you to a whole community of locals that are participating. This giant game of hide and seek is low-cost (you can grab a bag of rocks from Bunnings, or use any rocks you can find), a chance for kids to be creative, and put work into something that they will give away to someone they may never meet. You can decorate your rocks with pictures, quotes, or anything that will bring joy and smiles to the person who finds it. There are no rules, no age limits and not a Pokemon in sight (although it’s great to have your phone to capture your ‘rock drop’ to share to the QLD Rocks group).   Local Gold Coast parks that have already been ‘rocked’ include:   Forest Green Park Pimpama Davenport Park Bonogin Hinterland Park Mudgeeraba Gloria Shirrel Park Mudgeeraba Let us know if your local park has been ‘rocked’!!   Thanks to the fabulous Roxy from Kids in Adelaide for letting us know about this fun craze!