I gave my son a bag of rocks for Easter. I am not a mean mother! That is what he asked for… seriously!
I wanted to show him some fun activities he can do with rocks; besides throwing.
Thankfully, I found some great ideas on the web.
1 cup salt
2 cup flour
1 3/4 cup water
Bake at 250 degrees for two hours.
This can be a wonderful experience for children with sensory needs. Have your child step on the rocks with their feet. (use smooth rocks for this activity)
We can make a simple design with rocks or make the mosaic larger and turn it into a battle field or a land where dinosaurs can tromp.
I remembered doing this when I was young. I am excited just thinking about doing this again with my child.
I think this will be a great musical rythem activity as well.
Pick out a stone together and make the soup with children .
Towers can be made with magnetic rocks. This can be a battle station, moon rocks with aliens, or tunnels for trains!
This reminded me of the time my grandma let me melt crayons on the hot rock…ooh, that brings back memories!
This blogger has more pictures to see at her blog. It is a easy read journal about how a busy mom can share a quality time with kids.
This can be a family activity… It’s exciting just to think about what we can do with these houses. This is a wonderful activity for older children but this needs some additional steps to accommodate different painting levels in young children.
This mom extended her art activity and played hide and seek with these rocks. I thought that was a very neat idea! She has more pictures about the entire activity in her blog.
This is a great sensory play for young children and great activity for building family culture. A nice low key activity .
All we need now is the warm weather to go out and play.
Here are some more fun activities for toddlers.