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Rock Drawings

 Posted by on May 22, 2012
May 222012

You’ve drawn on the sidewalk with chalk before, but have you ever drawn with rocks?  Many types of rocks will write on the ground just like chalk.  Collect some rocks and try it out!  {Some rocks don’t erase easily like chalk.  You should test the rocks in a place you don’t mind taking a long while to disappear.}

You can draw letters.

You can trace shadows.

A chilly morning required a jacket. It makes for a fun shadow to trace.

Try tracing rocks, leaves, sticks, and any other objects you have around.  Talk about the different shapes.  Write down the names of the objects.

Stack a few rocks.  See how high you can build.  Gather a lot of rocks and create a wall.

Grab some buckets and fill them with rocks.  Empty the buckets and make rock piles.  {Be mindful that rocks can be heavy and can easily squish little hands, fingers, and feet.}

What can your imagination create from this setup? What stories can you and your little ones tell?

What shapes can you make with the rocks.  We made a big giant circle.

You can also just scribble away and draw to your heart’s content.

What ways do you enjoy rocks?



Linking up here.

  7 Responses to “Rock Drawings”

  1. We used to do this as kids! I forgot all about it – thanks for the reminder!

  2. My son loves to collect rocks and draw with chalk. We will definitely do this.

    • So glad to hear my son’s not the only one! He is always covered in chalk by the time we’re done. That’s what’s nice about the rocks – no mess. :)

  3. I used to spend loads of time drawing with rocks as a child, but you’ve got me noticing that my own kids never do – though they use chalk often. Perhaps I need to ‘lose’ the chalk for a while and see if they figure this out instead. Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party!

  4. That is a very cool discovery. Going to go and play with some rocks.

    Thanks for sharing on fun Sparks

  5. I remember doing this as a kid! I need to introduce my own kids to this idea!

    Thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory =)

  6. I had completely forgotten about doing this as a kid and I used to love it so much. Thanks for the reminder – I can’t wait to show this to my son. Thanks for linking up to the Weekly Kid’s Co-op.

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