Heart Rocks

Updated: Apr 6

Supplies


  • Garden rocks

  • Iridescent Glitter Glue

  • Acrylic Paint

  • Assorted sized Paint Brushes (we used triangle grip brushes-use whatever is best for your child)

  • Mod Podge



Steps

  1. To enhance sequencing, have written/picture directions for the child to follow

  2. Search for appropriate rocks (or they can be purchased)

  3. Wash and dry all the rocks

  4. Make a heart on each rock with the glitter glue. When dry, it will give a good tactile boundary

  5. 5. Next, have the child hold the rock in their non-dominant hand or stabilize the rock on a flat surface with their non-dominant hand to paint the first coat inside the boundaries.

  6. Use positioning that is sensory significant to the child (standing, sitting, kneeling, prone, wiggle cushion, etc.)

  7. When the first coat dries, paint a second coat and allow to dry

  8. Next, have the child use the larger brush to paint the Mod Podge covering the rock to seal the heart

  9. Wait till it dries and then give as a gift or use in many activities! HAVE FUN

  10. Give as a paper weight

  11. Give just as a token of Love

  12. Use in a scavenger hunt

  13. Use in a Valentine obstacle course

  14. Play hop scotch outside

  15. Play tic-tac-toe

  16. ETC.



Sensory Benefits

  • Fun

  • Tactile

  • Visual motor

  • Grip skills

  • Crossing midline

  • Motor planning

  • Vestibular/proprioceptive

  • Sequencing

  • Positive Emotions

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