Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer Play Inspiration - Play with Rocks

This week's topic for Share & Play on our Facebook page was summer fun playing with rocks. There were many great suggestions how to turn this everyday, everywhere available natural item in creative ways to make playtime with toddlers more interesting and fun. Today, we'll share these ideas with all of you here so you can take a look and recreate some of these ideas at home with your own toddlers!

Painting rocks can turn them to:

Little works of art (suggested by

Nursery rhyme prompts (idea shared by Red Ted Art)

Ghost stones (shared by Red Ted Art)

Pet stones (idea shared by Paint Cut Paste)

Little ladybugs (shared by Mom to 2 Posh Divas)

Blarney stones for St.Patric's day (shared by Paint Cut Paste)

Stones turned little gifts, usable objects or everyday treasures ideas:

Tissue rock paperweight (idea by

Stone plant markers (idea by Red Ted Art)

Thumbprint rock magnets (shared by Paint Cut Paste)

Rock picture holders (idea by Paint Cut Paste)

For more summer play inspiration check out earlier round up posts with play ideas with natural mediums:

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  1. Thanks for the inspiration! We love rock painting! The picture holder idea is great. This past Spring we found a lady at a craft show who makes the cutest insects from wire and rocks. It's too hard for little hands, so we bought some. (2 spiders, a dragonfly, and a butterfly)
    I think we'll be able to make the picture holders. Yay!

  2. It's important to give children access to good quality materials, especially paint and papers, and to allow them some control and decision making over what to use, how and when.

  3. What a great collection of ideas & inspiration. Who can resist a pet rock?

    We have a handy, near-by beach with THE most amazing, flat rocks instead of sand. As an adult I love to go and make rock sculptures, stacking a playing.

    Popping thru from WeTeach

  4. Another great post- thanks for rounding up all the fun rock painting activities and for sharing them on The Sunday Showcase-

    See you this Sunday!


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