Beach Stone Stories | Kids DIY Game / Storytime Aid
Can one DIY during a beach vacation? Affirmative! If you brought a marker and regular crayons you are set to go to make this lovely game/storytime aid. My stepdaughter Katie once again came up with a brilliant idea. With closed eyes, one person will draw a stone and start a story based on the image on the stone. The next person will then draw a stone and continue the story based on their stone…etc., etc. She played this with her little brother while I documented their creation and they have been storytelling every day since.
by: Liesbeth, Kaitlyn and Liam
Total Time Required: a few hours from collecting the stones to final completion
Project Costs: NOTHING. NADA. ZIP. ZERO.
Materials and tools required:
- 15-25 beach stones
- crayons (you can also do this with paint, but I am giving you the vacation version using things you likely have with you already)
- Collect 15-25 nice, smooth beach stones with a flat surface and large enough to make a small drawing on (min. 1.5-inch diameter).
- Wash your stones and dry in the sun so they are clean and dry.
- Brainstorm time. Think of some ideas for “objects” (for example; chair or magical wand), “characters” (dog, Spiderman, or name of your child) and “settings” (beach, home, forest), so you have some core elements for storytelling.
- With the black marker, draw one image on each stone
- Color with crayon or acrylic paint (this step is optional – the stones also work great with just the black outlined drawings)
- Let dry.
When we came home, Kaitlyn created a little fabric bag to hold the stones, but during our beach stay we had them in a Tupperware box.