Thursday, 14 January 2010

Story Stones

I've been meaning to make these for some time now. I started a long time ago with the butterfly which I had painted quite detailed. But after seeing this great inspirational blog the other day, I was inspired to get on with it and paint some more stones keeping my drawings very simplified. It would have taken me forever otherwise. To give you an idea of size, the bunny stone here is about an inch and a half wide.
I had a pebble with a natural hole in it and it was perfect for a toggle on the bag cord.
The way we play the Story Stone Game is to take turns pulling a stone from the bag, and as each stone is taken out, the story must be continued to include whatever it is you have taken out. My little girl has also been having lots of imaginary fun playing with the stones by herself. Her favourite is the duck. When I get time, and when the snow melts, I have a stash of smooth little pebbles outside somewhere that I can bring in and make some more story stones.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link, Doda. Your story stones are just beatuiful! Cheers! Emily

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  2. Those are so cute! I especially like the duck.

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  3. This is such a great game!!! Must tell the girls... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. That's an amazing good idea! also my kids like to bring small rocks home from trips to the beach and we put them in the yard, but this would be so much more fun for them. Might even work good for a creative writing exercise! I am going to do this!!!

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  5. OK, I am totally using your idea with my elementary school kiddos :-) Fan-flippin-tastic! :-D

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