rock hunt - momgineer

Saturday, July 9, 2011

rock hunt


This is one of our favorite outdoor activities. H&F don't like going on walks without a purpose, and although I'd love to just walk for the sake of walking, giving them a task to focus on while we're walking seems to help them enjoy the walk quite a bit more than they would otherwise.

What you need:
  • basket or beach pail 
  • a safe place to walk (I also like to bring the wagon, in case pails get too heavy or little feet get too tired!)
That's it!

We like to save our rocks and bring them inside, weigh them, wash them in a basin and then build with them, sort them by size, or paint them.

Rock hunting in the neighborhood!
Weighing in.
Rinsing and scrubbing. Good skills to master!
F paints. We added stick on googly eyes after they dried.
H paints! You can also warm the rocks in the oven and use crayons to color them.
Loot from a previous rock hunt. Great for sorting.
We picked up a few more rocks at a local park recently. Some great finds!
I may have to find a few more good sized, flat rocks. After seeing these on pinterest, I really want some for my garden!
How cute are these?!
momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

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