Rock on!

The Readman family spend quality time together

Painting and hiding rocks around town for others to find has brought a Kitimat family together to spend quality time reconnecting.

Tina Readman says initially she wanted to get something that the family could do together.

“A friend of mine has a similar project going in Saskatchewan. I Googled it and decided I would get my family involved,” said Readman.

She said the rock painting has helped her children be more creative by finding different ways to paint rocks.

“It also gives us something to do together and hiding the rocks throughout the town gets the family out of the house,” added Readman. “Rock painting is a good thing to do while it’s raining and keeps them away from video games.”

She said the family already has a large collection of rocks, which the children love collecting.

“Now they have something to do with all of them.”

Readman has started a Facebook group called Kitimat Rocks and invites other Kitimat residents to paint rocks and upload pictures to the page.

She said anyone who finds one of the brilliantly painted, unique rocks can either keep them, hide them again or replace them with their own painted rocks.

 

The Readmans rock: Christa, Maddison, Owen, Starr and Landon Readman proudly display their painted rocks. Photos Gerry Leibel

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