Outdoor Hour Challenge – Rock Grid Study and Games

A whole month spread out in front of us to focus our nature study on rocks! Preparing these challenges, I started off with a lack of enthusiasm but as they unfolded I realized I was looking forward to learning more about rocks through the activities suggested in the Outdoor Hour Challenges. If you lack enthusiasm, I suggest reading the article in the January Newsletter, How I Teach The “Hard” Subjects. It gives practical suggestions for making your rock study a success.  

Outdoor Hour Challenge:
Use the Rock Grid from the newsletter to get you started with your rock related nature study this month and then play a few rock themed games. Pick a few of the suggestions and get outside with your children and see what you can accomplish. If current weather conditions make it difficult to get outdoors, you can complete the square that says, “Find a rock you want to learn more about using a book from the library.” Use a rock from your nature table or from your collection.

Special Activity: Rock Games Printable

I have gathered four simple rock games and activities for you to share with your children. These make great additions to your nature table as well.
Rock Games Printable

  • Memory – Rock Version
  • Rock Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Sorting Games
  • Mystery Rock Game

Getting Started Suggestion:
If you already own the Getting Started ebook, complete Outdoor Hour Challenge #1.  Complete the notebook page that goes along with this challenge with any rock-related observations you made during your outdoor time. 

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  1. Thanks Barb for sharing our button on your blog post! Our link up moved to once a month, starting this month. You will see the new link up, where you can share every freebie from the last month, on 1/11/13 at Gricefully Homeschooling. I hope you will come link up all your great notebooking pages and this game! Thanks again!

  2. I realized that when I went to link-up. I marked my calendar to add my link next week. :)

    Thanks for the great link-up!


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