Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TeacherMTL Very cute and fun
These rock bouncing balls were a huge success with my 3rd and 4th grade students. They were very cute and fun and the kids bounced them like crazy. They don't bounce straight up and down, but go in many different directions. One of them was split when it came, which was the only reason I gave them four stars instead of five. Otherwise they were great!
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeJuan My students were excited to win the rock balls.
I teach fifth grade. I love to find unique items to hand out as prizes for the different units we study. While studying the rock cycle, I gave out the rock balls. The kids really love them.
February 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kventura Best quality and price on the internet
The kids thought these were great!
January 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happy32 Kids love these!
I bought these to put in holuday treat boxes, they were a huge hit!
December 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mamateacher fun to play with
Brought it for the Easter kids party, kids love that.
As the surface of the "rock" is not smooth like the other bouncing ball, it can bounce all direction, kids have fun tracing it.
The texture of the "rock" feels a little oily, that's the only concern I have. otherwise is a good one.
April 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MamiBear Fun and bouncy
These were great "meteorites" on a space-themed treasure hunt. They are fun and very bouncy.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VBSTeacherTennessee Excellent Bouncing Rocks
We bought many of these for our VBS this year. Our theme was Life of David and we used this in our class on David and Goliath. We have a giant Goliath made out of plywood and made slings with faux leather and string and let the children have a sling and a bouncing rock and they could throw it at Goliath and then keep the sling and rock.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheOptimisticApathist Balls That Look Like Rocks - What's Not to Like?
These were purchased to be used and then kept by students as part of an elementary school social studies activity. These were used as an example of bauxite (from which aluminum is derived) and rubber. If you're not familiar with bauxite, look up a photo and you'll see the resemblance. The students loved them, and the balls were unique enough that each student was able to pick one out and then remember which one it was. Out of 24 purchased, only 1 was a bit of a dud - while it still bounced, it had an area that was somewhat gelatinous - devoid of the particles - that was a relatively dead spot when bounced.
November 25, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hurricanejj How different!
My son got one of these at a carnival, I had never seen one like it. It did end up getting lost in a lake, had to replace. Unique to say the least. Each time you bounce it, goes a different way due to the uneven surface. Bought 12 and have had several mom's ask me for one. Great idea for school carnivals.
October 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SeaYoMama Good surprise for low income kids
It's all about context. No, these aren't a good party favor for teens. If you are a teacher in an affluent area, you will need to buy each student a Mercedes to avoid the eye-roll.
I, however, teach poor kids. These serve as incentives for "contest winners" and "most improved" kids. They don't get a lot of stuff. They think it's neat.
Right now I teach 5th graders. When I taught 8th grade, I offered a "New Year" gift to each student before the break. I needed to keep it cheap, because I had 140 students. I had an assortment out on my desk, which I continually replenished from under my desk till all the kids had a choice. 8th grade gang members thought these were great. They asked me what "that's supposed to be" and I said, A rock. But it bounces. They tried it, they liked it, they even said thank you. It was touching to see the little boy come out of these partially-hardened young people.
So it comes down to who your recipients are, and how spoiled they are. It is easier to find things girls like, so I favor getting a supply of these to keep a healthy supply of items boys or young men (who are not spoiled) seem to appreciate.
October 27, 2011