As we slog into week four of staying home, we borrowed an idea from my daughter’s neighborhood in Maryland. We painted twelve alien rocks and placed them along a street behind the apartment complex. We left a notice for the residents:
Hello, Kids of the Neighborhood (and parents, too)
You are invited to Find the Alien Rocks
It’s a kind of scavenger hunt game, but you don’t keep the rocks. There are 12 alien rocks hidden outside on Cicero Ave. Each one has a number on the bottom.
There is one important rule:
- Leave the rocks where you find them.
(Take a picture if you want to keep a record of your finds.)
This venture into rock-painting led us into more ambitious artwork:
And more elaborate:
Now we’ve put the paints away for a while as I’m engaged in sewing masks. Lots of masks.
It’s still fun to spot the alien rocks when we take our daily walk.