Room 124 Red Lesson Plan

Toddler II Lesson Plan

Topic: Rocks

Concepts:

  • 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.

Group Time:

  • 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)

Art:

  • Paint rocks green (creative, motor)
  • Sand on contact paper (sensory, creative)
  • Draw on rocks (creative, motor)
  • Glue rocks on felt (creative, sensory)

 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)

 Manipulatives

  • Rocks and trays with magnifying glass (science)
  • Rocks and tubes (math and science)
  • Forest animals and tree blocks and rocks (creative)

 Special Activity:

Go on a rock hunt (social)