Story Stones

A rock with a painting of the ocean on it done at day care during arts and crafts

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to demonstrate use of creativity and imagination in learning and play.

Materials Needed:

  • 10 to 15 smooth stones (2 to 3 inches wide)
  • Markers or paint
  • Small bag

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry the stones.
  2. Draw a figure or symbol on each stone, such as a girl, boy, dragon, tree, house, etc.
  3. Place the stones in the bag. Each person takes five or six stones from the bag. Make up a story using the symbols on the stones.

Learn More: Try combining your stones and working together to create a story.

A rock with a painting of the ocean on it done at day care during arts and crafts
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