A few months ago we bought a geode. A geode is a rock that is plain on the outside, but can have really pretty crystals on the inside.
Here is our geode:
We had to figure out how to get it open. Princess tried smashing it. We were still in jammies when we did this activity:
Then we put it in a sock and tried smashing it harder...the sock was so the pieces wouldn't hurt us. That didn't work, so I had to get out a hammer and hit it until it broke.
This is what ours had the potential to look like:
But this is what we got. Still a cool rock:
That inspired Princess to get out her rock collection:
She loves running her fingers through them:
Here she is with her "fun and special" rocks. Apparently fun and special rocks are the kind you buy at Pier One: