Online Resources

There are hundreds of online resources that support playing with and learning about rocks!  Here are just a few of them:

Eric Gyllenhaal’s Neighborhood Rocks website is getting pretty old and outdated, but it still has some useful stuff on it. (The little boys in the photos are now in college!)

Here’s a pretty random list of other website about playing and learning with rocks:

Say Yes to Mess! Play with Rocks

Investigating Rocks and Sand

30 Playful Ways to Teach Young Kids About Rocks

Rock and Roll: A Kindergarten Science Unit on Rocks and Soil

Alphabet Rocks Construction Site Activity

Number Pebbles for Counting and Addition Maths Activities

Play Dough Construction Site Small World

More Construction Small World sites on Pinterest:

Rocks, Stones, and Pebbles (art and math ideas)

Invitations to Explore with Rocks (Reggio Provocations)

Every Rock Has a Story…Our New Inquiry

Preschool Unit on Rocks (Pinterest board)

Discovery Box – Pebbles

10+ Stone Activities for Kids

Identifying Rocks

Books about Rocks for Young Kids