Story stones are a great way to spark some imagination around the campfire, or around the dinner table at home. All you need is a handful of smooth, flat rocks, acrylic paint and brushes. Decorate stones with simple images that could easily be incorporated into storytime, and place them in a cotton bag. There are many ways to use story stones, so feel free to create your own game, or follow these instructions ...
- Have each child take turns choosing one stone that interests them, and let them tell an entire story based on that stone.
- Let each child reach in the bag
- and choose a stone. Starting with the youngest child, go clockwise in a circle as each child adds onto the tale by incorporating his or her stone.
- Choose five stones, and create a story using all five stones.