Are rocks and stone a thing still with kids? They are with mine, but we may be a little behind the curve. Anyway, my kids really enjoyed our rock units last year and this year we are doing something a little different. Instead of learning all about rocks, the kids are learning with them. Join us in exploring these 40+ rock and stones learning activities for kids.
Painted rocks enthusiasts and artists have inspired me to use rocks as educational tools and a means to break up the monotony in some of our lessons.
This collection of rocks and stones learning activities for kids are great for your homeschool. They get kids learning with manipulatives and away from the normal everyday standard reading or worksheet options.
We have learned that we can use our essential oils to enhance the sensory experience with the kiddos and they love it.
These great rocks and stone learning ideas are grouped together in sets so that you can look through them more easily and pick what you need based on categories. These ideas are varied and are super creative. To get an idea of this variety, check out these learning activity titles:
- Create an Outdoor Activity Jar that “Rocks”!
- How to Make a Pet Rock (kids sewing project)
- Flag Rocks Olympic Craft
- Gratitude Stones
You don’t only have to use rocks and minerals for learning about earth materials, structure, and systems. You can use them for so much and your kids will enjoy being creative with the new experiences.
Here are some rock and stone themed activities for you or kiddos to do throughout the year.
Explore these 40+ rocks and stones learning activities for your homeschool kids from The Usual Mayhem.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!