A few days ago I wrote a post about making story stones from your child’s favourite book – Walking through the Jungle. It got me thinking especially since I was planning on spending a day at the beach watching the Eastbourne Air Show. Something I promised to do with the boys in my life, but to be honest its not really my thing.
Knowing that I wouldn’t get away with blogging I thought about activities I could get up to. One of which was taking the story stone idea further, so last Sunday armed with my collection of Sharpies I sat on the seafront drawing story stones. While Hubby watched the planes and Monkey played in the shallows with his grandparents.
Although I am reasonably creative, I am not an artist. But the beautiful thing about this is you don’t need to be. So here is my list of suggestions for story stones which you can make yourself next time you visit the beach:
- Musical Notes
- Witches Broomstick and Cauldron
- Witch or Wizard
- Three Little Pigs
- Birthday Cake
- Spinning wheel
- Gingerbread Man
- Golden Egg
- Magic Wand
- Pen and Paper
- Treasure Chest
The list really is endless. I have kept ours simple as I want to start playing a game with Monkey, where we each take it in turns to choose a stone and make up the next part of the story. As he gets older we can update it to include his current interests or make it more complicated. A simple free game which will help build his vocabulary and imagination.
You can see from the photo he even joined in making his own story stones…
I would love to hear your ideas for characters and objects that could be included?