Geodes for Kids

Geodes are one ofnatures oldest and coolest formations on Earth. Hot air bubbles surrounded by fire and molten lava, or maybe it was because there was lava and air pockets formed in the lava, eventually filled with minerals and sometimes found in trees…Uhhhm, well I hope Orion and Cassi took notes at the geode workshop sponsored for free by “Mother Earth” in Montrose. Katie showed the beauty of how geodes are formed. While Chase patiently guided one child after another in taking turns cracking open geodes. Each geode cracking open to reveal the sparkling beauty within. Enough to inspire a child to become a geologist, more on that later. But still reminding me of all the beautiful natural creations all around us waiting for children to explore.

Busting geodes

Actually, funny story speaking of geology. Not long ago, I remember Orion, less than a year old, was picking up rocks. Sometimes throwing them back and sometimes trying to eat them. My first thought was, yes a geologist that can taste gold like our Yukon friend Cornelius from Rudolph. Well as our yard filled up with various rocks, none being gold. With Jamin’s (great daddy/ friend/world famous geologist) voice echoing in my mind saying geology is a great hobby or Great Grandpa Dr. Bill Fiero another world famous geologist (family bias) saying chase those rocks kids. I think the best thing I can do is let the kiddos do what they want. If it involves playing with, tasting or throwing them in a pond, I am going to stand by and cheer them on with anything involving rocks. And per Grandpa Brad, maybe rock interest will put a child on mars as a future hydrologist.

Future pilot for Mars Mission

Published by John Schmitz

Happily married to an absolute dream come true woman, Ami. Who has blessed me with two absolute dream come true children, Orion and Cassi. Now my goal everyday is to do life with my children. Whether I go shopping or in the kitchen cooking, my children will be right there with me. Talking through my actions, involving them in decision making and understanding options available. Pitching tents, trails to hike and adventures to come, they will be my side.

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