These rock painting ideas for preschoolers will inspire you to create tons of painted stones for gifts or hiding. Click through to see them all!
Rock Painting Ideas
We love sharing rock painting ideas here on Ruffles and Rain Boots. With young children of our own, we love coming up with kid-friendly rock painting ideas.
I ran into our daughter’s preschool teacher at the market the other day and she asked me for a few ideas she could paint for her classroom. Instead of emailing them to her, she suggested I write it up here for others. #smartlady
So here is our growing list of rock painting ideas for preschoolers.
Rock Painting Ideas for Preschoolers – Story Stones
- Weather Story Stones (a big theme in preschool)
- Rock Painting Village Set
- Nursery Rhyme Story Stone Rocks
- Old MacDonald
- Frogs on a Log
- Holiday Rock Painting Sets
- Holiday Story Sets
- Themed Story Stones
Painted Stone Ideas for Kids by Learning Activity or Theme
- Alphabet Rocks (animal or object on front, letter on back)
- Shapes (easy shape identification rocks), Colors, or Numbers
- Parts of the Body
- Emotions (emojis are great for this or stick figures with simple faces)
- Identifying Fruits and Vegetables (Healthy versus Non-Healthy Foods)
- Sequencing (early math)
- Wake up routine (wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, etc.)
- How to build an ice cream cone, etc.
Rock Painting Ideas by Characters or Themes
- Winnie the Pooh Rock Paintings
- Pete the Cat Painted Stones
- Dr. Seuss Rock Painting Ideas (Green Eggs and Ham is a favorite!)
- Knights and Princess Rock Painting Ideas
- Transportation (kids LOVE using them to tell stories – planes, trucks, trains, boats, etc.)
Rock Painting Ideas for Puzzles
- Christmas tree (a brown rock for a trunk, a lot of green stones for the tree, and a yellow star for the top)
- Unicorn puzzle stones
- Match a fruit to the letter it starts with
- Pair a baby animal with its older counterpart (chicken with hen, calf with cow, etc.)
- Tic-Tac-Toe (include a drawstring bag)
Over to You
Do you have any to add to this list? I’d love to keep it growing! Please add any ideas in the comments below and I’ll update this list of rock painting ideas for preschoolers.
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