DIY Story Stones ListA 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:

  • Boy
  • Girl
  • Cat
  • Dog
  • House
  • Castle
  • Crown
  • Frog
  • Sun
  • Moon
  • Rainbow
  • Musical Notes
  • Key
  • Witches Broomstick and Cauldron
  • Witch or Wizard
  • Knight
  • Dragon
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Wolf
  • Birthday Cake
  • Spinning wheel
  • Flower
  • Tree
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Cow
  • Horse
  • Fox
  • Dinosaur
  • Baby
  • Beans
  • Beanstalk
  • Harp
  • Goose
  • Golden Egg
  • Book
  • Car
  • Boat
  • Plane
  • Apple
  • Mouse
  • Mountains
  • Magic Wand
  • Pen and Paper
  • Horse
  • Treasure Chest
  • Mirror
  • Sea
  • Fish

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.

Making our own story stones

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?

Mudpie xx



    • Lol I did think about drawing one but my artistry skills are not that good! However I am on the hunt for a picture of one! 🙂 xx

      • I thought you drew them! I’ll draw you one if you like? DM me your email and I’ll scan it in and send it to you! I love having an excuse to doodle. Give me some specifications, hair colour etc. 😀

          • I drew you a fun one just now! A feisty sword wielding princess on a slightly too small horse. ? Tweeted it to you!! Will do you a proper one too. I love drawing. Find it so relaxing.x

  1. Sara Handy Herbs Reply

    Such a lovely idea. Great to have prompts for story telling /language development. You could also use them to ask specific things related to the picture like asking for an adjective to describe the picture. Crown/different types of head gear as possibilities for other stones.

  2. What a lovely idea, I really want to do this with my son it sounds like such a lovely way to bond and increase imagination. Thanks for sharing! Popping over from #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  3. chloelifeunexpected Reply

    This is a brilliant idea. Such a good way to start story-telling and developing imagination. I want to try making these (although I can’t even draw a good stick man!). Hopefully by the time Evie is two and talking more (she’s 18 months) I’ll have some that are legible. x #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  4. This is great we don’t have stony beaches here though! I keep looking out for decorative stones but still cant find any with cheap enough to warrant me buying them!

    Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • Argh that’s annoying! I would say I would post you some but think the postage would cost a fortune! 🙁 thank you for hosting x

  5. What a fun and creative way to develop imagination and language skills. My daughter just collected some rocks today we could use. Thanks for linking this up at Made for Kids. I hope you will join us again this week starting on Sunday at 10pm EST.

  6. Never thought about this! Glad I came across this post! Such a great idea and my girls love doing little things like this. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky

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