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Toddler Activity | Rock Painting

Rock Painting Ideas, Kids Craft Ideas, Toddler ActivityRock Painting Ideas, Kids Craft Ideas, Toddler ActivityRock Painting Ideas, Kids Craft Ideas, Toddler Activity

There’s a tiny patch of dirt in our front yard that happens to be Ellie’s favorite. Sure, she loves to paint her nails, dress up, and all things girly, but man, this girl loves the dirt! One rainy, gloomy day, we remembered the forgotten pile of rocks in the yard and decided to give them a little spruce up. My favorite activity growing up was painting “ladybug” rocks and I thought doing something similar would keep Ellie and I entertained for awhile.  After rinsing off all the dirt, we got our our acrylic paints and got to work. Ellie, the rather expressive artist, managed to cover her few rocks in paint, along with the table, chair, her arms and belly. 😉

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After letting all our rocks dry, we delivered them back to Ellie’s favorite dirt patch. I’d thought she’d play with them for a minute or two and forget about them, but no! She loves them! Especially the little dog and mermaid. A few days later we had a slew of neighborhood girls playing in our little dirt pile with all the rock people. It was a hit! I’m now scheming for a village of rock people and mermaids. I think we need just a few more if we are going to share with so many friends! And maybe I just really want to paint a few more. 😉

Alexa Zurcher




  • Caravan Sonnet

    Honestly, you are such a great mama!!!! Painting rocks was one of my favorite things to do with my kiddos when I was younger with my mom (and even as I got older I still loved it!!)! I say to this day this was one of the things that inspired my creativity as a little one!! I am pinning this!! Such a great thing to show!
    🙂 Rebecca

  • Whitney @ Southern Hope

    This is the cutest idea!! Pinning it!

  • Claire

    So cute! I love how they look sitting in the dirt! So is she basically in her diaper when you paint? I can't imagine my toddler having any clothes on while doing an activity like this haha…at least any clothes that I don't want ruined!

  • Unknown

    Fajny post. 🙂

  • April @ Hansen Love

    We did this too growing up. I need to pin all of these so I remember them when baby girl is older!!! and E's shoes!!!! SOOOOOO cute! you are an amazing mama!

  • K&R

    i might have to do this myself, those are the cutest rocks i've ever seen. haha.

  • marci @ the wallace house

    This is so fun! Now I need to go hunting for some rocks. And buy some acrylic paint haha!

  • Unknown

    This is such a fun idea!!! and so simple, which I am all about! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!!!

  • Amy

    All of these amazing things we do with our kids – painting, drawing, play dough, art projects – are actually very therapeutic and relaxing for both mama and kids! Love love love rock painting!! It's amazing how the cheapest (yet messiest) activities are the BEST! Love you! You are an amazing mama!!

  • Unknown

    Such a fun idea! Love how colorful they are! Such a fun mommy.

  • Moriah Mattix

    So fun! xoxo

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