How we can explore rocks in preschool

by Courtney Floyd on March 18, 2013

in Exploring Rocks, Science and Nature

We recently spent a day playing, creating, and learning with rocks.  Come along as we discover all the ways we can explore rocks in preschool…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool

We can gather rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool
We can look under rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool

We can take a closer look at big rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool

We can wash and polish rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool

We can weigh rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool
We can color with rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool

We can add animals to our rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool

We can compare the sizes of our rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool

We can make patterns out of rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool
We can stand on rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool

We can have fun with rocks…

Exploring rocks in preschool by Teach Preschool

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Links to grow on:
Rock climbing with a three year old by Teach Preschool
Rocks, Rocks, Rocks by The Adventures of Bear
Pebbles by The Imagination Tree

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1 Chris March 18, 2013 at 10:30 am

I love the book If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian. Thanks for all your great ideas!

2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I will look it up Chris! Thanks!

3 laura oreamuno March 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

Just wanted to add to these excellent pictures that I am studying North Pole and found beatiful opportunity to do sculptures with rocks as the Inuit use to, I found some information on Pinterest and then just created a way to play. You can try making human figure or stamp with rectangular sponges and paint as art. Laura Oreamuno, Costa Rica

4 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I love these ideas Laura! We did do a few more activities with rocks which are coming up over the next two days! Gotta love all the amazing ideas you can find on Pinterest!

5 Marnie March 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

Love this post! I just ordered a Rocks and Minerals Science Kit from Montessori Services. My 3.5 year old is really into this activity right now!

6 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I would love to hear more about how you use the kit with your little one Marnie! We just collected rocks from my yard and added a few from the Dollar Tree:)

7 Amanda Mason March 18, 2013 at 11:01 am

I love this idea of doing a day of rocks! Our preschool is on the letter “P” so we are right behind you! We will definitely be having a “Little Pea” theme tomorrow and I am so excited about this rock post because we have plenty of rocks around here :) Do you do a whole new theme for your letter each day of preschool? For example rainbows one day, rocks another day of learning about letter “R”? Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas and inspiration! This is my favorite preschool website for sure.

8 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Hi Amanda,
It all depends on how much time we have and what else we are exploring. Sometimes we will do a whole theme like rocks on one day and rainbows on another day and other times, we will just do rocks and rainbows all on the same day. But we pretty much change what we are exploring every single day unless the kids really show an interest in something – then we keep it around a bit longer.

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