Friday, August 5, 2011

Story Stones


Inspiration struck the other day and I decided to add some story stones to our sunflower playhouse. I've seen examples of these all over the Internet and figured I could make my own. I took my Sharpie outside one day and pilfered some rocks from the rock border around our playhouse. While the girls were playing, I started drawing. I decided on a fairy tale theme since both girls love fairy tales. In case you can't figure out what I drew, here's the breakdown: fairy tale cottage, wolf, dragon, horse, princess, castle, forest, tower, rose, ogre (giant, or any other scary creature), boat, cave, beanstalk. I also added a Lizzie stone and an AJ stone after they were requested.


I'm hoping these will serve as story-telling prompts or just ideas to set the girls off to a different world with pretend play. They can set the scene like the one above where Lizzie leaves her cottage and rides her horse through the forest where she encounters a dragon.


Or, there's always this story: AJ climbs a beanstalk and encounters a scary giant. I can't wait to see what stories the girls come up with!

Linking up to The Sunday Showcase, Link and Learn, It's Playtime, Fun for Kids Friday and For the Kids Friday         

10 comments:

  1. What a fan-ta-bu-lous idea! we have a lot of sea shells- I may substitute! great way to get the creative juices flowing-

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  2. I have been wanting to make these for a long time. Yours turned out GREAT!! I love the simplicity of them.

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  3. love it great fun and what memories they could make

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  4. I love this idea! Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing. Following you. :)

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  5. Oh this would be a great tie in with prehistoric art and cave drawings! Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

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  6. I love the drawings; great for pre-readers! Thanks for sharing on It's Playtime.

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  7. great post .. i like the activity so fun and full of memories .. thanks for sharing .. like it ..

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  8. Great idea!! Not only great for the summer, im also using these in my classroom!

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  9. This is such a perfect idea for my class on early Literacy through play. Thank you

    Yvonne

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  10. awesome! thank you for your sharing! I will follow you.

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