Nature Play On Vancouver Island

Nature Kindergarten On Vancouver Island

Story Stones

Last year I discovered story stones on Pinterst so during my summer travels I picked up round smooth stones so that I could make my own using modge podge, markers, stickers. I looked high and low for fairy tale stickers unsuccessfully, but did find themed sticker sets; dogs and cats, forest animals and farm animals. It is so simple, just match up a sticker with a stone the correct size and paint with modge podge (very sticky white glue).

Here is the first set of forest animals. They can be used for creating stories as well as matching 1-1, making patterns, sorting and counting. Each sticker set includes four pages so I can have four of each. After modelling a few times, I am putting them into a classroom basket  for math or literacy stations. Then I will watch to see how children use them.

This is an activity that children can make. My students are making a set as a thank you to a young family who donated a glider chair and stool to our classroom.



  1. What a cool idea! I wish I knew where to find stones like that...drawback to city living I guess. :)

  2. Not at all, if you don't have a river or beach nearby try your local craft or dollar store. I also
    used milk jug lids, but they don't have the wonderful feel of smooth stones. Another place
    to look is the local tile store, river stones are very popular in bathrooms, perhaps they will
    donate a set to your classroom.


  3. Your story stones look great. What a wonderful gift for a family with young children.

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  4. Yes, they will just love it and what a wonderful opportunity for my Kinders
    to show their gratitude. Liz :)

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