I saw this idea from I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar for Alphabet Rocks and I loved it! I really want to teach Akstel the alphabet and were working on his colors.
I found a bag of rocks and paint at Wal-mart.
After painting the letter I followed her suggestion and outlined it with a black marker and it looks so much better! It covers my not so perfect artistic skills!
Then I painted it with clear nail polish instead of buying a sealer.
And here they are!
I also did numbers and I still have some rocks left so I may add in shapes.
I had saved these crystal light containers for......something?!?!? They work perfect to store the rocks in! Then I decided to make each one a color so he can work on matching them. But when that got old, he put the rocks in and dumped them out.......and repeat.......and repeat......you get the idea!
I was amazed at how fast he started recognizing the colors and matching them up! Hooray!
He was pretty proud of himself too!
(were one container short for our green rocks!)