Rockin Out (the Painted Rocks Workshop)

Having a bad day? Go paint a rock.  Stressed out? Go paint a rock.  The kids were bouncing off the walls when they came in today, but as soon as we started painting the rocks, everything changed. There is something so therapeutic about painting rocks!

What you will need:

  • rocks (make sure you wash them off and let them dry thoroughly)
  • acrylic paints
  • paintbrushes
  • water containers

First decide what you are going to paint. (To keep the vocabulary simple, we decided to do barnyard animals, but there are so many things you could do-bugs, houses, food, freestyle decorating or just about anything). Since we did animals, we asked the kids, what color their animal would be and what 2 colors they need to make that color.

The kids mixed their paints.

Then get painting.

This is a great time to start using body parts vocabulary- eyes, nose, mouth, legs.  You can also throw in some vocab that is specific to animals like whiskers, snout, beak or paws.

Now you have a cute decoration for your knickknack shelf, a paper weight or if you have painted a large and heavy enough rock, also have a fancy doorstop.

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