This activity promotes development by encouraging children to use large muscles and hands to explore and interact with the environment.
Small bag, basket, or bucket to collect rocks
Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.
- Go on a walk with your child or walk around the back yard and hunt for rocks.
- When you find rocks, talk about how they feel.
- Rocks can be used at home for stacking, painting, counting, and many other things.
- Introduce vocabulary along the way like: smooth, slippery, heavy, rough, cool, and warm.
Caution: Rocks should be at least 2 inches wide so they are not a choking hazard.