I’ve seen this idea lots of places … and I finally had the opportunity to challenge the kids to this activity while we were on vacation last week.
With Honor, my 2 year old, I showed her a simple example and how the larger rocks were on the bottom. She was able to stack 3!
With Henry, my 5 year old, we challenged each other to see how many we could stack:
With our best being 7 …
And I know that this challenge is FAR from finished!
This activity could easily be a great play therapy activity. It practices motor skills, patience, coping with frustration, problem solving, possibly teamwork, and is a great opportunity to discuss creating balance. There is something very soothing about taking the smooth, warm rocks in our hands and creating balance with them.
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.