Rockin’ drawings

Our children created some rockin’ drawings out of just a few simple materials…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

Yesterday I shared our colorful rocks with you.  Today we have another simple art activity using rocks and just a few other materials.  The children used sturdy pieces of cardboard, markers, and a hot glue gun to create these interesting pictures…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

We challenged the children to incorporate these smooth, shiny river rocks into their drawings somehow.  As a class, we all brainstormed and discussed how we could turn our rocks into something different.  Deborah took their ideas and drew a few examples, just to help the children better understand the process…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

The children began creating their pictures by choosing a few smooth stones to place on their cardboard…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

Once the children had the idea of how they could create a picture out of their rocks, they began drawing on their rocks and creating their scenes on the cardboard…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

When the children were finished with their drawings, it was time to make their rocks a permanent part of their picture.  They gently carried their picture over to our gluing station where we guided each child through the process of safely using a hot glue gun to glue their rocks onto their drawings…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

Because we used markers and hot glue, the children’s drawings were ready to be sent home that day.  I hope their parents enjoyed their rockin’ creations as much as we did…

Rockin' drawings by Teach Preschool

This rockin’ activity was inspired by Zing Zing Tree’s post Using pebbles to make pebble art.

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Links to grow on:

Coffee table rock art by The Chocolate Muffin Tree

Pet rocks by Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

Exploring story stones in preschool by Teach Preschool

Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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