Thursday, March 10, 2011

Story Stones for Little Red Hen

This week's fairy tale is The Little Red Hen.  In prepping for the week I was surfing blogs and was referred to this one Red Bird Crafts because of her Story Stones.  What a great idea.
So I visited and found pictures for our story.  Went to the beach, found rocks and started Modge Podging.

Then set them up for play.

Two things I would do differently for the next story.

 1. Use smaller stones so little hands can play with them easier.
2. Try to find stones that will stand up by themselves.


  1. Sparklebox creator Samuel King is a convicted pedophile....just thought you should know, a lot of folks have stopped pulling resources from the site because of his personal legal issues! The actual site in no way is associated with pedophilia, but he is, and it seems sort of tainted..... is a different learning resource if you need a new one!

  2. I love these, and the scene you set up for the children :)

  3. Sarah - You're right that the site has nothing associated with pedophilia, but every click puts money in his pocket. A lot of people still don't know about his conviction.
    Maureen - thanks for sharing your ideas. I love collecting rocks/stones, so lets see if I can give some up to make stories. LOL!

  4. I absolutely love this idea! I have been trying to think of new, creative and MORE hands-on ways to work on comprehension skills in my classroom and this would be great! Now to look for rocks...hmmmm?
    Did you coat them with anything else besides Modge Podge?

  5. Thanks Leina - the stones have been a lot of fun to make and use in the classroom.
    A friend made some for The Three Billy Goats Gruff and she put flat stones out for the children to build the bridge.
    There are so many ways they can be used.
    Modge Podge is the only thing I used on them? Be sure to get any wrinkles out and the picture lays flat, they will last longer.