Thursday, 1 November 2018

Nativity Story Stones

As always I do thank you for your comments and support and I think you all guessed it was going to be rock painting.  Whilst I consider myself creative, I am not an artist.  So the stones are simplified for my very young grandchildren.  They are story stones depicting the Nativity on two sets and the other set to go with a book of Christmas poems.




The original stones which were collected on a cold but beautiful day which I shared with you.  All the children have been down to the Port and played on the beach so there is a link that they will know.  They are all familiar with the Nativity story but we have two that are non readers, so it is hoped they will be able to retell the story using the stones.  The poems are for the two eldest girls who enjoy rhyming words and it is hope the stones will help stimulate them writing some Christmas poetry of their own.



The tops were given a little base coat of paint to help stop the colour sinking.  Then very simple shapes drawn on, no artistic skill required at all.




Due to the ages of the children I am not sure they will become family heirlooms but are appropriate for them now and then can just be repainted.





Three story sacks have been made and voila a great learning aid made.



A warm welcome to a new follower I hope you enjoy my little adventures through life.

See you soon.

36 comments:

  1. Fantastic! You could so stones with pairs of animals and Noah and his family and a rainbow as another idea. Your idea is limitless! I love it. Jane :) x

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  2. This is a wonderful idea, story sacks are so useful for encouraging reading. I love that you use natural resources to give it your own personality. x

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  3. Excellent idea, hope they love them.

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  4. Those stones are lovely, even lovelier than I had imagined they would be. The pictures are so uncluttered. I can feel a possible spark of creativity coming on here.

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  5. Ciao cara รจ un'ottima idea , molto creativa e stimolante i bambini li adoreranno ! Un grosso abbraccio ❤

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  6. I like the idea of story stones. This is something I could do with my grandson.
    BTW: The poem I quoted on my Halloween post is from an out of print book that I found in an antique shop. I quote it quite a bit because I love the old poetry.

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  7. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Is there anything you can't do?

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  8. You say you are not an artist !! What then ??? Really these stones look so cute and beautiful ! An other way to make something nice out of a simple stone !

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  9. What a precious idea!

    You are so creative!

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  10. Wonderful idea! I think even early readers would enjoy these stones! (adding another project to my long list of what I'd like to make)

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  11. What a great idea! I will have to file this for when I have grandchildren.

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  12. You are so creative. I especially like the angel. I collect them and my favorite color is purple so you got me on both! I think the children will just love these. You have such great ideas. Blessings always, Betsy

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  13. Wonderful idea and I think you are a very good artist! Love them all.

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  14. I love this post . . . your ideas are great and so fresh. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. I have a lot of these little projects, and this was a great way to use some of them up. Now, instead of them being stuffed in drawers, they can keep us warm this winter :)
    Have a wonderful day.
    Connie :)

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  15. I am definitely copying your idea - I hope you don't mind! Those are really quite beautiful and such a wonderful learning tool for the Christmas story! I love your blog and your creativity! Thank you so much!

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  16. The painted pebbles are amazing. I love the baby Jesus bundle and the sheep! Could you sell them if your church is having a Christmas Fete or maybe make some for the charity shop to sell? Poppy ones would look great too.

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  17. Your grands are so lucky to have such a creative grandmother! I love this idea. What a wonderful way to reinforce the story of the birth of Jesus! ♥

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  18. They are all wonderful! Well done you're so creative.

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  19. ack, you are an artist! I love how creative you are and so humble too. The story stones are beautiful!

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  20. What a lovely idea and I love that the grandchildren helped you collect the stones xx

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  21. Another great craft. I think your grands will love the story stones.

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  22. That's another great idea! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  23. i was waiting to see those stone paintings.. they are cute!

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  24. Thanks for sharing your great idea, Lorraine! I would love to hear your grands tell The Story!!! xx

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  25. Truly a remarkable idea! A wonderful gift to share with your grandkids too! I love how your paintings are simple, yet grand, they get the message across! Truly I am inspired by such a fun way to give a special gift to children who have just about anything a store has to offer! Blessings and hugs :)

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  26. This is a wonderful idea, if I can find some suitable stones I will make a set for my granddaughter.

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  27. Such a fun idea! You are indeed "creative"! I'm thinking these could be made to go with any children's book and would be very fun and a good tool in teaching sequencing and such. (Goodness! I'll always be a teacher ....)

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  28. Very nice and fun stone paintings. Have a great day!

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  29. Just joined you and spent a happy time reading back in your posts about your move to Scotland. What very beautiful scenery it is.

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  30. I love all of your Christmas projects but the stones are my favorite. What a fantastic idea. Have a wonderful weekend..

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  31. What a lovely idea! I'm sure they will really enjoy them.

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  32. You are doing a beautiful job on those painted stones! I love them. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  33. Of all your wonderful gift ideas, this is my favorite. I know the grandchildren will love their gifts, made even better because of the stones from "Granny's island." :~)

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  34. Such a great idea the stones are wonderful:)

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  35. Such sweet and wonderful gifts the stones are! They will be remembered through the years I am sure!

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