What you need2 1/2 cups Flour
2 1/2 cups of Dirt
1 cup Sand
1 1/2 cups of Salt
Small Gemstones or Plastic Rhinestones
(available from toys stores)
To make the dough mix all the dry ingredients together.
Gradually stir in enough water so that the mix holds together like a dough.
Shape handfuls of dough around the gemstones into rock shapes.
Give these rocks up to 4 days to dry and then you can let the kids discover them in the garden. They can open them with a hammer or rock.
This activity is great for lessons on gold mining and discovery.