Sensory Activity Ideas: Rock Painting For Kids


Rock Painting For Kids by Alabama Mommy + Lifestyle blogger, Heather Brown // My Life Well Loved

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What’s the best part of this fun and interactive rock painting activity? You can make it as long and involved of an activity as you want! Or, if you don’t have a ton of time, keep it short and sweet. It’s the perfect activity to start, pause, and then come back to later on to finish.
 
Rock Painting For Kids by Alabama Mommy + Lifestyle blogger, Heather Brown // My Life Well Loved
 
We set up outside with paintbrushes, toothbrushes, paint, disposable cups, paint trays, a big water bucket, super soakers, and paper towels. Smocks also would have been helpful, ha!
 

When I did this with the Leyton and Finn, we made it a fun game to first go exploring for rocks first! Then we went to a creek and found some creek rocks to add to our collection. Next we made it another activity to wash the rocks with old toothbrushes!

 
Rock Painting For Kids by Alabama Mommy + Lifestyle blogger, Heather Brown // My Life Well Loved
 
Rock Painting For Kids by Alabama Mommy + Lifestyle blogger, Heather Brown // My Life Well Loved
 
After that, we added another layer of fun by adding dish soap to our buckets! The boys had so much sudsy fun. After that we rinsed the rocks and let them dry in the sun. 
 
Rock Painting For Kids by Alabama Mommy + Lifestyle blogger, Heather Brown // My Life Well Loved
 
I highly recommend this activity for even your youngest kiddos. You can involve your littlest ones by letting them “paint” the rocks with water, which was what Finn did. Leyton used the actual paint and brushes to paint his rocks! 
 
Rock Painting For Kids by Alabama Mommy + Lifestyle blogger, Heather Brown // My Life Well Loved
 
Rock Painting For Kids by Alabama Mommy + Lifestyle blogger, Heather Brown // My Life Well Loved
 
 
A neighbor had an awesome idea to paint fun notes or words of encouragement on rocks and lay them out next to the sidewalk! That way, when anyone passed by, they could read the rocks and smile. It’s been so fun to walk around the neighborhood and see sweet notes and kind words. They really do make all the difference. Whether it’s pictures, quotes, bible verses, or just kind words. This fun sensory activity is a great way to spend an afternoon, but also a great way to spread some joy and love. 
 

We even continued the activity beyond painting the rocks and started painting the giant cardboard box, because why not?!

10 Simple Messages To Paint On Rocks:

  • Joy
  • You go girl
  • Jesus loves you
  • Smiley faces
  • You make a difference
  • Butterflies
  • You matter
  • Grateful
  • Smile
  • Hearts

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    heather padilla
    May 10, 2020 / 12:24 pm

    I am part of a group called Berks County Rocks. We paint rocks to share in the community to spread messages of love,hope,funny sayings,or whatever the person wants to paint. If you find a rock you can either keep or rehide,or make another one to hide for someone to find. There are many groups like this all over the country. My son is autistic and he loves to paint these as well. It’s really fun to find one and to see it posted on facebook that it brightened someone’s day. Enjoy and be well!

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