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We have a television show here in Oz called “Better Homes and Gardens” and they feature a vet called Dr Harry.  He recently visited our friend Jenny from “Let the Children Play” to see their retro pets – ants and sea monkeys. Dr Harry also went out into the surrounding bush and found some small rocks which he and the children made into pet rocks with the addition of eyes.

As some of our children had seen this particular program, they were keen to have a go themselves.

We added lots of other bits and pieces too …

so they could make their rocks into birds, reptiles or perhaps woolly sheep – whatever they wanted.

They made some very interesting ‘pets’ and were very excited to be taking them to their new (better?) homes and gardens.

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9 Responses to “pet rocks”

  1. avatar Teacher Tom says:

    Well, our TV celebrity colleague Jenny is a bit of a genius too!

    I’m tempted to try this as well, but you know, I’ll probably have to do it with glue guns . . .

  2. avatar Juliet says:

    What a classic, timeless activity. I still have my pet rocks stuck away in a childhood memory box.

    If you want to look for the perfect rock then there’s some advice here…http://creativestarlearning.blogspot.com/2009/03/reflections-on-rock-collections.html

  3. avatar abbie says:

    This is adorable!! Looks like they really enjoyed it.

  4. avatar Louise says:

    Such a great activity, so much imagination going into their creations!

  5. avatar jenny says:

    Much better than Dr Harry’s plain old boring pet rocks – his just had eyes. I love the one that is more ‘stuff’ than rock!

    ::: Now Jenny don’t say that … they were our inspiration! hee hee! :) :)

  6. avatar Tracy says:

    They’re great! Funnily enough, my Toddlers made some last month… the first batch were pulled apart when some found them on the drying rack, but the second batch made it out to the foyer!

  7. avatar Elise says:

    I remember making pet rocks when I was younger. My grandparents had them displayed in their home for years and years. It is so interesting to see the different creations your students came up with.

    We have been reading the book Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor. This has inspired us to collect rocks for our treasure boxes. I think we just may have to transform some of our rocks into special pet rocks.


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