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Panning for Gold

Planning for gold-01


  1. small rocks (found at landscaping stores)
  2. gold spray paint
  3. aluminum pie pan


  1. Away from the children, spray paint some of the rocks gold.
  2. Talk about mining for gold. Explain how people used to look for gold in creeks by sifting rocks in pans.
  3. Encourage the children to sift through rocks in aluminum pie pans to try to find "gold."

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia Of Learning Center Activities For Children 3 to 6
Center: Dramatic Play/Pretend & Play/House Corner
Topic: Occupations
Content: Social Studies
Area: Cognitive
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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