Story Stones

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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.

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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.

Or, there’s always this story: AJ climbs a beanstalk and encounters a scary giant. I can’t wait to see what stories the girls come up with

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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