With a few rocks and a little creativity, your child will have HOURS of fun with their new pet! My son named his new pet "Rocky" and made a home for him out of an empty box and construction paper. Then he got his journal and wrote all about Rocky's day. This simple activity kept my kids busy all day!
Gather your materials. You could also add glitter, pipe cleaners, foam pieces, or anything else that your child would like to use to decorate his or her pet.
Wash your rocks with soap and water and let dry completely. My kids love washing their hands, and they had as much fun playing in the water with their rocks as they did painting them!
Let your child paint his or her rock. (Putting the rock on a piece of paper will help to contain the mess!) Some of my kids got really creative with this and added stripes and polka dots to their rocks. The younger ones had fun just mixing all the colors.
If you'd like you can add a pom-pom nose and googly eyes using tacky glue to complete your pet. Again, you could get even more creative here and add antennae with pipe cleaners or felt ears or anything else that your child enjoys.