Looking for a fun craft that gets the kids outside and learning their letters? Then we have you covered with these alphabet rocks!
These alphabet rocks are bright, colorful and educational. Three of my favorite criteria for kids crafts.
With the start TK looming, we have been looking for some back to school crafts for our preschooler. This was just what we were looking for!
Learning your letters can be such a fun time for kids. From recognizing the letters to learning the starting sounds.
Creating an environment for learning can be so beneficial. Any chance you can get letters in front of your children the better.
We created these alphabet rocks when our girl was just starting to learn her letters. She loved helping us paint the rocks and was excited when she could recognize each one.
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Starting out this month, we tried out the Rock Alphabet and then took it a step further and added magnets! As Made with HAPPY Girl is learning her alphabet and in the early literacy stage, I thought what a great idea it would be to have her paint the alphabet on rocks. Then we can together learn the letters of the alphabet and eventually work on creating words!
Supplies Needed For This Craft
- Two bags of rocks – craft section – Dollar Store
- Acrylic Paint
- Magnets – Walmart
- Hot Glue
- Mod Podge (optional)
We simply laid out the rocks and began to paint.
If you have older kids, you might recruit them on helping to write the letters and let the younger kids paint the base of the rocks.
Depending on the amount of rocks you have and how your want to use them, you may consider painting multiple version of some letters in order to make simple word.
Suggestions on letters to only paint once – G,J,Q,X,Z.
Once the rocks were painted, we then took the tooth pick and painted the letters on.
An optional step would be to paint a coat of mod podge over the top. This will help keep the paint from chipping or scratching.
Once you have the rocks as you want them, hot glue the magnets to the back!
Then viola! You have yourself some fun new alphabet magnets for hours of fun learning!
- Two bags of rocks – $2
- Magnets – $5 for 50 magnets
- Acrylic Paint – about $.40-$1 per color
- Total ~ $10 or less depending on whether you have paints
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