Toddler II Lesson Plan
- Rocks are different sizes, shapes and colors.
- Rocks are hard and their texture can be smooth or rough.
- Sand is made from very tiny rocks.
- Ask the children what are rocks? Where do they come from? What do they feel like? Are they all the same? Record response. (language, cognitive)
- Pass around different types of rocks for the children to observe. Ask them how are they the same? Different? (language, cognitive)
- Read Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig. What type of pebble did Sylvester find? What did he wish for? What would you wish for if you had a magic pebble? Record answers. (language, literacy)
- Who has the rock? Have the children take turns hiding their eyes. They then get to guess who has the rock hiding behind their back. (social)
- Paint rocks green (creative, motor)
- Sand on contact paper (sensory, creative)
- Draw on rocks (creative, motor)
- Glue rocks on felt (creative, sensory)
- Rocks and rice (creative, sensory, social)
- Sand, bottles, funnels and scoops (sensory)
- Gravel, plastic fish and nets in buckets on trays. (creative, sensory, social)
- Different sizes of rocks with water and different types of containers (science and math)
- Rocks and trays with magnifying glass (science)
- Rocks and tubes (math and science)
- Forest animals and tree blocks and rocks (creative)
Go on a rock hunt (social)