I thought I’d share some of the play we’ve enjoyed with rocks, stones & pebbles. Some of it from this week, some from other times. They are images I haven’t shared with you before, although there are many other examples in other posts, if you search ‘stones’…
I’ve shared this photo on my Instagram page – one of our little boys (obsessed with stones) decided that the ‘here’ bowl was not the best place for our name stones. It made me smile 😉
Building Stone Cairns
There are so many wonderful examples of this online. The children enjoyed looking through pictures before building their own…
This stone circle was created independently by one of the boys. I have no idea where he got the idea from…
I finally got round to making some ‘white line’ pebbles, a craze originally started by ‘I’m a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!’. Lots of people have taken inspiration from her fabulous idea and I’ve seen so many more examples of it, but particularly enjoyed the post from You Clever Monkey.
We’ve really enjoyed creating patterns with them – one of the boys even made a ‘treasure map’!
Stones, Pattern and Number
I put out my pattern stones along with the pattern dice and some plain stones & pebbles.
Different ways of working with a tray of number cards, pebbles and sand…
Sorting Rocks & Pebbles
… with my painted rock ladybirds & bees. The idea for the tiles came from Pinterest – there are lots of examples!
Patterns in the Sand
Patterns in Play Dough
Transient Art with Rocks, Stones & Pebbles
Talking them for a walk…
This was collaborative work, but was started by the same boy who piled up the name stones…
In Empty Frames
Painting Rocks with Water
This was something we enjoyed doing last year & I knew the children would love it this year too…
I just put a few bits & pieces out for this & let the children loose…
Agate Slices on the Lightbox
They look so beautiful!
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