Stone Stories

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stonework Play was conducted in the garden area at Providence Children’s Museum. It was a lovely outdoor setting. The stones were placed in containers along the garden’s edge, encouraging the children to choose their stones from many sources. They were acting like explorers, searching for just the right stones. One child used her dress like a basket to hold the stones she had gathered. She said these were her baby rocks.

There was running water near where the children gathered their stones. The children delighted in wetting their stones, then placing their shiny wet stones in the sun to make their stone pictures. When the stones dried, the children took them back to the water to wet them all over again. Running water added the senses of hearing the sound of trickling water and touching the wet stones to the Stonework Play activity.