We make Weather Rocks suitable for a rock theme or for Father’s Day. Have each child find and wash a good sized rock, preferably a little flat and the size of a small to medium potato. Cut many (20) lengths of yarn in the color of your choice. Tie the yarn at the halfway point with another piece of yarn to make a hanger at the top. Divide the yarn into three sections and braid about halfway down. Insert the rock and continue to tightly braid leaving just enough for a fringe at the bottom. You can tie the yarn just above and below the rock to make it more secure. We had the children print and laminate the following verse to attach to the Weather Rock.
You are now the proud owner of a Weather Rock. Please hang outside on a nail.
If your rock is wet it is raining. If your rock is moving it is windy. If your rock is warm it is sunny. If your rock is white it is snowing. If your rock is gone you’ve been ripped off!
We made pet rocks for the children to give their dad’s for Father’s Day. They each brought in a rock the size of their fist. They painted them a bright color, glued on yarn hair, wiggly eyes, ribbons, little flowers, etc. They were a huge success!
Small rocks that the children have gathered
Coffee cans or the cans that Snack-Ums come in
Cut pieces of tag board to fit inside the coffee cans. Place the tag board into the coffee can. Have the children put the rocks and a dollop of paint inside. Put on the lid and shake, shake, shake!!!