25+ DIY Rock Craft Projects to Make

Rocks are one of my favourite resources for DIY projects for my classroom. They are cheap, easy to source and can be used so many ways. Best bit - you don't need to be a great artist to create many of these rock craft projects. Perfect for playful learning at home and in the classroom, many of these would make great gifts too. Here you'll find some of our rock creations along with some of our favourites rock crafts from around the globe.

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25+ Fun DIY Rock Craft Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Fun Fine Motor Idea

I've written before about the number of young children starting school with under developed fine motor skills. My solution this term? To supply some take home activity packs to my students that are simple to do at home but focus on building up the strength in those small hands.
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Fun Fine Motor Skills Activity - print your own dot mat for some fun fine motor practice. Perfect for preschoolers to strengthen the fine motor muscles in their hands at home or at school | you clever monkey


Help young children learn their beginning letter sounds and make learning fun with these initial sound mazes for every letter of the alphabet!

I'm always looking for new and engaging ideas to use in my classroom particularly activities that can be completed independently during our Daily 5 lesson or as a literacy centre

Years teaching have taught me to make learning fun to help engage every student.

Children this age love anything that looks like a game even if it's teaching them something at the same time.

Call BINGO, add Lego, play I Spy or SNAP! and they're hooked! 

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Printable Initial Sound Maze Mats - perfect for word work in your Daily 5 lesson or as a independent literacy centre activity. Great for developing speech and language too | you clever monkey