Avocado Pit Ball Painting for Kids

Encourage physical science and fine motor skills with this Avocado Pit Ball Painting for Kids. It’s perfect for your next fruit, orchard, or tree preschool theme. You’re definitely not going to want to miss this engaging and hands-on painting for kids activity!

collage of Avocado Pit Ball Painting Process Art for Preschoolers images with text: Ball Painting Process Art for PreschoolersThis week, we’re learning about Skins & Shells, which means topics such as Walnut, Chestnut, Avocado, Banana, and Peach. Our Teacher Guide explained that children use their critical thinking skills by exploring how to eat food that is inside a shell, a peel, or a skin.

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

child making avocado pit process art using paint, cardstock, a rubber ball, and barkWhat colors might you find in an avocado? An avocado has dark green skin on the outside then lighter green and sometimes yellowish green on the inside. We used brown, light green and yellow for our avocado pit process art.

child's ball painting process art on green cardstockBoth the little guy and baby girl had a blast painting with the bark as well as the rubber balls. We never skip an opportunity to paint. After all, art is one of our absolute most favorite ways to explore the world around us.

preschooler painting avocado art on green cardstockBall Painting for Kids

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Paper
  • Rubber Ball
  • Paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Nature Item: Bark

child's tilting cardstock to move rubber ball while making avocado pit process artHere’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.


  • What do you notice about the photo?
  • What shape is an avocado? Will you cut your paper into that shape?
  • How can you paint with the avocado “pit” (rubber ball)?
  • What’s inside the avocado? Will you make a pit?

child tilting cardstock to make ball painting designs using paintObserve

  • Does the child explore rolling the rubber ball in paint?
  • Does she ask for help when using the rubber ball?

preschooler's avocado pit artIf you’ve been around for a while, then you know that we’ve done ball painting a lot over the years. It’s definitely a favorite that we keep coming back to over and over again, so be sure to check out these quick and easy painting ideas for kids too!

child's avocado pit ball paintingDon’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Orchard Harvest theme from Experience Preschool!

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