Summer is close enough to touch and you’re probably already trying to figure out activities to do with your kids, right? I’ve got the perfect project for you! (Scroll down to the bottom of this post to add your own projects to the Summer Inspiration link party!)
Have you heard about story stones? They’re pretty popular on Pinterest (follow me for more fun activities!) and are basically stones or discs with images on them to help a kid come up with a story. They usually reach in a bag, pull out a few stones and then create a story out of them. Easy, right?
Kids like them because of the surprise factor, parents like them because they can keep a kid pretty entertained while learning the basics of storytelling. Win/win!
Of course, in our geeky house, we couldn’t just have your regular, run of the mill story stones. Instead I had my husband draw up (again, so handy having an artist for a husband!) 24 classic images from different science fiction movies/shows.
Can I just tell you how proud it made his geeky parents to hear Jack come up with a little story with Uhura, a Phaser, the Moon (which he called the Death Star…how could we forget to draw the Death Star!?) and the Millennium Falcon? Be still my heart!
We’ve even got a couple Lost In Space ones. Of course, we had to narrow it down a bit and couldn’t include such iconic figures like Yoda or Capt. Kirk but there’s always series two!
Making them was super easy. Just print off my Sci-Fi Story Stones free printable, cut out the circles (a 3/4″ punch would help!), and Mod Podge them to 1″ wood discs. I added a couple protective layers of Mod Podge as well. Allow to dry completely before even thinking of showing them to your kids. If our boys are any indication, it will be impossible for them to keep their hands off these once they see them!
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