Rock Collecting

rock collecting
child look closely at rock

Z has been collecting rocks sense he was 2 and not until now he began to show a deeper interest in the rocks he has gathered through time. Lately he's been asking simple questions about the rocks, "Why are they different colors? Where do they come from? Why are they hard?". Heres a little activity we did one afternoon with his encyclopedia of rocks and minerals.

-  We looked up about 5 rocks from his collection.

- Matched the pictures to the rocks as we named each rock. 

- Read only about two facts from each rock.

- Played a fun recap "memory game" about the rocks we researched.

This activity ended up being a fun way to extend his on his rock collection!