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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gemstones and Minerals

One of the most favorite things that Ms. Burrito did at the farm last pumpkin season was  finding rocks and minerals.  There was a stall at Janoski's Farm  where you can   sift through the sand and water and find these gemstones and minerals.  The fee is $5  for each small bag of sand.  It was a big hit for the kids.
The rocks they found at  the sand is not really worth  the amount you paid but the JOY that  the child feels when they are doing the  "Finding Treasure"  was well worth it.
Ms. Burrito's friend  screamed "I am  a millionaire" when she found the  false or fool's  gold lol.  I was glad that I let her do it because  now she has a little knowledge about certain rocks.  She even   brought her collection  in school for show and tell and the teacher complimented her for that.
Have a great weekend everyone!

21 travelers' comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The murky water shot is my favorite. Reminds me of good times playing in puddles when I was a kid!

Shifting Shadows

Kelly said...

From the chart in one of the photos, it looks like it's quite educational, too! My older daughter had a rock polisher and it amazed me what beauty could come from plain old rocks she found on the ground.

Ralph said...

A bag of sand does not seem like much - but a mere $5 gets such beautiful stones. There may not be diamonds, but treasures indeed!

Chubby Chieque said...

The happy moment is worth living, systah...

Happy SSS,

Blessings,
/CC

Carletta said...

When my kids were young we did this in the Smokey Mountains. Just like your daughter mine thought it was very exciting.
Great shots Rose!

sarayutouched said...

as long as they had fun...that's all that matters...

Mama Zen said...

How fun! My daughter would love that!

Lighthousegal said...

I remember my son doing something like that on one of our trips to the Smoky Mountains. He loved it and he too found the "fools gold". I agree that sometimes it is the joy and happiness on a child's face that makes these costly things worth doing.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the flow of murky water! Quite dramatic! Children love to explore and discover! Great to encourage it!

LV said...

I would even enjoy doing this.

Carole M. said...

am sure they enjoyed searching and hoping..

Hazel said...

Agree sis. It's the joy that matters most.

P.S.
Naligaw yata ako. I'm visiting from Pink Saturday. I need to organize my links heheh

Jim said...

Great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

simply kim said...

she surely had a great time!

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Luna Miranda said...

this is a wonderful activity! we used to dig all kinds of "treasures" around my grandfather's farm when we were kids.:p

Cafe au lait said...

That looked really fun.

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Kim, USA said...

Kahit ako ma excited din dyan hehe. Those stones when sanded it will be very beautiful and can be made into a pendant or ring. ^_^ Si Rye parang kina-career talaga nya yung pag hanap nang stones hehe. Very exciting experience for them.


Birdbath

w0rkingAth0mE said...

interesting, ako rin mag enjoy dito .. musta na sis .. Visiting here via Blue monday,
My entry thanks.

Roger Owen Green said...

looks like fun!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Emille said...

She could make beads out of them for a necklace!

Lisa said...

Looks like a great place to play! The stones look beautiful. I did Knowledge this week too.

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