Melissa Weisner’s son wanted a geology birthday party. So, like the smart entrepreneurial mom she is, she invented Rock On! A Geology Game & Rock Collection. And we’re glad she did — it’s a fun, easy way to teach geology for kids! My kids LOVE it — we play it often together as a family. So, not only is it a learning game, it’s a great family game!
Geology for Kids
Now updated with five levels of play for the pre-reader through sixth grader, the geology kit Rock On! gives kids their own 15 specimen rock collection, 50 polished rocks, Rock On! bingo cards, Rock On! call cards with geology facts, and a snazzy green carrying case.
Check out the 50 polished rocks in the kit — can you just imagine how your kids would react to these? Mine pick these rocks very carefully. They examine and negotiate to be sure they get just the perfect rocks to play on their Rock On! bingo cards. This is important for budding rock collectors, right?
Each of the cards have GREAT questions. (My kids have read through all of them so they now know all the answers.) We’re not only using these cards during game play, but at dinner, and just for fun randomly.
I have favorite rocks. And so do my kids.
Want to add to your kids’ geology learning?
I love watching The Geology Kitchen‘s videos. Like this one on the three types of rocks:
I’m thinking this Geology app by Discover Kids would be a fantastic resource, too. Don’t you?
I highly recommend Little Kids First Big Book Rocks, Minerals, and Shells by Moira Rose Donohue, an oversized book that explores rocks and minerals with colorful photographs, fact boxes, interactive questions, and comprehensible text written for early elementary readers in grades 1 to 4. You’ll learn about specific rocks, minerals, and shells like basalt, quartz, and cowrie with well-written, important information and beautiful related photographs. This book is a must-own for schools and libraries and would be a fantastic addition to your home library as well.