Diana has created a wonderful combination of activities for children and adults alike that captures the heart, mind, and soul of play, of learning, and of expression from within. It can be played either by one person or a group of people. She uses natural objects available to just about anyone (are there stones in Antarctica or the Sahara?) and places them in a friendly, open environment within which the person or persons can create a project.

Then, the creative process continues through a non-verbal drawing of the object (or a photograph on an iPhone) and evolves into a story to share with others. It is above all a call to relationship through the interaction with natural material. It becomes an open-ended process leading to new knowledge; a perfect example of what education is all about.


Edna Ranck, Ed.D.

Early Childhood Education Historian

Washington, DC