Quick & Easy Rock Structures STEAM Activity for Preschoolers

Here’s a Quick & Easy Rock Structures STEAM Activity for Preschoolers. It would go wonderfully with a River or Geology theme. You’re definitely going to want to take a few minutes and check it out! 

Another week, another new topic. This week, we’re learning about all things “on the lake” and today’s lesson was all about rocks. We worked on our engineering skills and did this fun rock structures STEAM activity for preschoolers.  

collage of rock STEAM images with text: Quick & Easy Rock Structures STEAM
The little guy was all kinds of excited about this activity. I’m really not surprised, though.

child making rock structures on table
There are three different types of rocks, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Rocks are found all over the world. Rocks can be used to make tools, homes, and many other useful materials. 

child's rock structures made from stacked river rocks

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

Quick & Easy Rock Structures STEAM Activity for Preschoolers

Set Up

  • Set out a variety of different sized and shaped rocks.
  • Encourage children to build rock structures and explore stacking the rocks. 

Big Questions

  • Where might you see a rock structure? 
  • What can you build with rocks? 
  • What happens when you stack the rocks? 
  • What might a rocky road look like? 

One of the things that I love about both the invitation to create as well as the investigation station activities is that they promote creative thinking and problem-solving.

child using river rocks to make rock structures
And let me tell you, this Quick & Easy Rock Structures STEAM Activity for Preschoolers definitely didn’t disappoint. 

child making a circle using river rocks
We used a few bags of river rocks that we had amidst our sensory materials and the little guy practiced making structures with them. I also gave him a few tree blocks at one point too. 

child making designs with river rocks on table
Seriously, mamas! This activity was so quick & easy. You literally just need rocks to open up an entire world of building & creating fun for your little kids. Let them practice their engineering skills while you enjoy a cup of coffee. You’re totally going to want to try it out. 

child stacking river rocks and tree blocks
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Bubbles, Boats & Floats theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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