Story stones are a wonderful way to combine art, language and play. So making the most of our trip to the beach the girls and I collected a few smallish, flat pebbles to make our own set of story stones when we got home.
How to make story stones
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To make them you will need some flat-ish pebbles.
We used pencil crayons and felt pens to decorate our stones and used the shape of the stones to suggest some characters.
You can draw characters, such as people or animals; settings such as a house or a board; and interesting items to add in to your stories such as a magic wand or a chest full of gold coins.
You can use your story stones anywhere: indoors, outdoors, in the bath tub, the water tray, the sand pit.
They are a wonderful prompt for your child’s imagination and stories.
The illustrated stones have now moved into our fairy garden and the girls have spent a happy afternoon playing out stories with them.