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.