Make a Rock Collection

Rocks filling a driveway make an excellent first rock collection. Fill al large tub with rocks for the children to select from or go on a field trip to a driveway. Have each child bring an egg carton to use as a display for their collection.

Sorting Rocks

Have the children sort rocks by various categories: color, weight, shape, texture.

Rock Rubbings

Bring in some large rocks to make rubbings with the edges of crayons. Better yet, go on a neighborhood rock rubbing tour. Rub rocks from yards, driveways, paths, and houses. If you live in town, especially one with older buildings, go on a building rubbing fest.

Activity provided by:

Story County Conservation
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
Debbi Williams
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation

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Category: Group Activities

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
1.2, 2.1, 2.4, 3.4, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 6.1, 7.3, 8.2, 9.1, 9.4, 10.4, 12.1, 12.3, 12.4, 13.1, 14.3

Related Kindernature Resources: Other Resources:
  • Geology Rocks by Cindy Blobaum