You’ve stopped at the right spot for simple stone and rock activities for kids! Here you will find 10+ stone themed nature crafts, literacy and other learning activities! These unique and creative activities are irresistible and I promise you will find a handful to try with your little rock hound!
My boys are obsessed with stones! They love throwing them into the lake, collecting them, sorting them, carrying them in their pockets…you get it, they LOVE them.
And I can’t blame them! They are each so unique and beautiful, they are truly little treasures.
We love incorporating them into our crafting, learning and playing time! My boys are naturally drawn to the stone activities and get excited each and every time I introduce a new one.
So here it is! My list of favorites. These activities have become some of favorite family bonding moments turned wonderful memories.
1. A Simple Mummy Rock Nature Craft
2. A Simple Stone Activity to Try Today
3. Practicing Prewriting Skills with Sticks and Stones
Have you ever “painted” with water on stones before?! The water brings out the beautiful colors in the stones and it looks so pretty! It’s a super calming activity and great for fine motor skills! Get the details HERE
4. A New Way to Use Story Stones
If you’ve been following our blog for a while now then you now that we love story stones! They are an incredibly beautiful aid for storytelling and writing. This posts shares a simple way to use story stones in your home or classroom. Get the details HERE
Want to know how we make our story stones? Check out the bottom of this post: Four Ways to Use Story Stones in the Classroom
5. Reverse Sequin Nature Heart Craft
This rock craft makes the perfect homemade Valentines day gift or calm down tool. The beautiful reversible sequins look stunning against the rocks and they are so soothing to play with. Get the details HERE
6. Loose Parts Stones
Try to look at these and not smile! It’s impossible:) Set out stones, other pieces of nature and googly eyes in a divided tray and see what adorable creations your kids come up with! No glue required here. This transient art activity allows for endless creations.
7. Wikki Stix and Stones- A Must Try Activity
This activity is so incredibly simple to set up! Literally put out a pack of Wikki Stix and rocks and see what pretty creations your kids come up with. Yes, they stick to the rock and peel off very easily! Get the details HERE
8. Beaded Bug Stones
This adorable beaded bug craft comes from my 25+ Nature Inspired Summer Activities for Kids post. There are actually four stone activities on this post. Check out activity number #1, #7, #21 and #23 for more information. This activity is #21! Get the details HERE
9. Easter Egg Stacking Rocks
These easter egg stacking rocks quickly became a tradition in our home. Every April we search for large, flat stones to turn into gorgeous stacking rocks! The process is really fun and they turn out beautiful every time! Get the details HERE
10. Stick and Stone Constellations
These stick and stone constellations are such a simple activity to set up! Just put star stickers on stones, collect some sticks and you are all set to make your very own constellations. Get the details HERE
11. Collecting Rocks
I’m saving a classic activity for last! Have you every used an egg carton to collect rocks?! Those little indents make for the perfect spot for collecting, sorting and playing with rocks! You can find the printable along with other wild activities to go with the label HERE
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I hope you give these simple and beautiful stone activities a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love them as much as my boys.