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Welcome to my Rocks, Dirt, and Mud Lesson Planning Page. On this page you can find: links to preschool activities, book recommendations, suggested items to add to your learning spaces, and related Pre-K Printable fun products.
Rocks Dirt and Mud Free sample lesson plan
Print your free copy, and find the resources for this free below. Printable activities marked with an asterisk can be found inside the Pre-K Printable Fun Rocks, Dirt, and Mud Activity Pack.
Create stone compositions, take photos to display in the classroom.
Check out more pictures of stone compositions from Mid-Pacific Institute Preschool and Elementary
Try this fun process art activity during this theme. Try using dirt or mud in the nylons for a fun twist! Check out the tutorialhere.
Bring nature inside! Add a variety of rocks to your construction space for children to incorporate into their structure such as in this space from Irresistible Ideas.
Consider adding Felt "Mud" to the Construction Space this week and a Variety of Construction Vehicles in the space as well.
Preschoolers love to play with mud. Set up a mud kitchen where children can pretend to cook or consider setting up a mud exploration table where children can pretend to be geologists.
Find inspiration for your mud exploration station in this related post all about mud kitchens!
Create a place to explore rocks: Add Magnifying glasses, and plenty of specimens. Include Books, and Magazines about Rocks.
Take a trip outside to explore what lives above ground, and what lives below. Be sure to grab a shovel, and a magnifying glass. Use this above ground/below ground sorting mat from my Rocks. Dirt, Mud activity pack to compliment your exploration.
Play a cooperative game with your kids. Take turns, working together to meet a common goal. This pigs in the mud game can be found inside my rocks, dirt and mud activity pack. Children work together to add all of the pigs to the mud.
Ideas from our Readers and Members
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Darlene G. created this rock invitation This science discover center is placed in a corner with just a couple of chairs to create a private, and cozy space for just a few children to explore specimens. In addition to magnifying glasses, she has also included a balance scale that allows children to explore the weights of different materials.
Sheena W. suits her kiddos up in mud suits and rain boots for plenty of free exploration outdoors
Sheena W. of Building Blocks provided heavy weight paper and glue outdoors for a fun process art invitation using dirt and rocks.
Create a sediment jar to observe how dirt falls in layers
Related Activity Packs
Get Outside and Search for Rocks, and Play in Mud!
Bring clipboards and paper and pencils outdoors to record rock findings.
Paint with Rocks from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Make Mud Paint from Learn Play Imagine
Mud Dough from Kid's Activities Blog
Pudding Paint from Crystal & Co.
Make Stone Compositions and Take photos of them from Mid-Pacific
Muddy Animal Painting from Munchkins and Moms
Explore Rocks from Jennifer Kable
Light Table Geology from B-Inspired Mama
Rock Match up from Living Montessori Now
Story Stones created by Daycare Spaces member Julia Hall (and her Daughter) of Tractors and Tulips Day Care.
5 Ways to use Story Stones from the Artful Parent
Off-Road Sensory Play from Stir the WonderExplore Rocks from Jennifer Kable
DIY Treasure Rocks from Homemade Mamas
Color Matching with Rocks from Smart School House
Rock Letter Matching from Parent Teach Play
Stack a Stone Rainbow from Adventures of Adam
Make Mud Bricks from Education.com
Make Mud pies from B-Inspired Mama
Items to Enhance Your Space
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