How we can explore rocks in preschool

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

Comments

  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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.

  4. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

    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.

  5. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

    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:)

  6. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

    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!