Rockin’ drawings

Our children created some rockin’ drawings out of just a few simple materials…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

Yesterday I shared our colorful rocks with you.  Today we have another simple art activity using rocks and just a few other materials.  The children used sturdy pieces of cardboard, markers, and a hot glue gun to create these interesting pictures…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

We challenged the children to incorporate these smooth, shiny river rocks into their drawings somehow.  As a class, we all brainstormed and discussed how we could turn our rocks into something different.  Deborah took their ideas and drew a few examples, just to help the children better understand the process…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

The children began creating their pictures by choosing a few smooth stones to place on their cardboard…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

Once the children had the idea of how they could create a picture out of their rocks, they began drawing on their rocks and creating their scenes on the cardboard…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

When the children were finished with their drawings, it was time to make their rocks a permanent part of their picture.  They gently carried their picture over to our gluing station where we guided each child through the process of safely using a hot glue gun to glue their rocks onto their drawings…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

Because we used markers and hot glue, the children’s drawings were ready to be sent home that day.  I hope their parents enjoyed their rockin’ creations as much as we did…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

This rockin’ activity was inspired by Zing Zing Tree’s post Using pebbles to make pebble art.

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Links to grow on:

Coffee table rock art by The Chocolate Muffin Tree

Pet rocks by Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

Exploring story stones in preschool by Teach Preschool

By |2013-03-20T06:00:44+00:00March 20th, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Eddie - The Usual Mayhem March 20, 2013 at 7:39 am - Reply

    I love the idea of incorporating rocks into the pictures! They came out great.

  2. JDaniel4's Mom March 20, 2013 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful way to draw! We have loads of rocks collected that we could use for it.

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