Science Rocks

Nature Walk Rock Hunt

Ideal for Toddler

Small rocks are stacked ontop each other, on sand.

This activity promotes development by encouraging children to use large muscles and hands to explore and interact with the environment.

Materials Needed:

Small bag, basket, or bucket to collect rocks

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.


  1. Go on a walk with your child or walk around the back yard and hunt for rocks.
  2. When you find rocks, talk about how they feel.
  3. Rocks can be used at home for stacking, painting, counting, and many other things.
  4. 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.

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