The first thing we did together was to sing the "Rock Song."
It was to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat and
talked about how sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic
rocks are formed.
Then he put the cards in the rocks and minerals chart.
He really loved that and thought the chart/cards were "cool."
We also went over some of the cards and the booklet from
Don't miss our free 3 Types of Rocks worksheets that I made (when we studied rocks a few years after I wrote this post). There are also a lot of hands-on activity ideas in that post.
I shared some of our hands-on activities in these related posts:
- Igneous Rock Activities
- Sedimentary Rock Activities
- Sedimentary Rock Activity (much older post, using sand)
- Metamorphic Rock Activities
- Metamorphic Rock Activity (another older post, where we took “core samples,” excavated and examined this baked rock — a cupcake!)
- Minerals: Our Hands-On Activities and Seeing the BIGGEST Diamond in the World
- Earth-Space Science: Topographic Maps