From a young age, children are naturally drawn to rocks. Whether collecting, tossing, or simply observing, kids are fascinated by rocks of all kinds.
The various shapes, colors, and sizes provide a wonderful introduction to science, and the versatility of rocks allows them to be used in almost any area of learning – math, literacy, art, and more.
Because they are so easily accessible, rocks make a great addition to any classroom or home learning environment.
If you are looking for ways to use rocks in educational activities for young children, I think you’ll find plenty of inspiration here.
Click on each title below for activity details.
Rock Shapes via Mamas Like Me
Rock Dominoes via Childcareland Blog
Rock Counting via Discover Explore Learn
Painting with Rocks via Fantastic Fun & Learning
Constellation Art With Rocks via Creekside Learning
Make Your Own Nature Bracelet via Discover Explore Learn
Exploring Lines via You Clever Monkey
Make Your Own Rock People via Discover Explore Learn
5 Ways to Make & Use Story Stones via The Artful Parent
Alphabet Learning with Chalk & Rocks via And Next Comes L
Sight Word Pebbles via The Imagination Tree
Alphabet Rocks Nature Play via Discover Explore Learn
How to Make a Rock via Fantastic Fun & Learning
Guess My Rock via Education.com
Make Your Own Geode via Steve Spangler Science
Edible Rock Cycle via Lemon Lime Adventures
Do you have a favorite rock activity for kids? I’d love to hear your ideas.
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