Painted, whaaat? Yup. Painted rocks. My littles LOVE to paint rocks. So, why not give it a try?
My kids love playing with the rocks they painted. They love finding them in the backyard, lining them up, moving them from one spot to another… All kinds of made up fun! Now that she’s a bit older and has done it a few times, Sweet Pea can wash her own rocks and paint them all by herself. I still help her get set up, but after that, she’s good to go!
Get different types of rocks. Analyze them (talk about how they’re similar and different). Then, paint them. Ask your child, “What’s it like to paint bumpy rocks vs smooth rocks? Why?”
Bonus: hide the rocks in parks for other people to find! Imagine what fun another child will have discovering a painted rock in an unexpected place!