Quick summary: In this activity, Story Stones will be used to inspire storytelling by children, or to enhance your own storytelling. Story Stones can be used to spark an idea, engage children in a story you are reading together, encourage creative collaboration, support comprehension, and as a non-threatening communication tool for non-verbal or non-English speaking children.
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This activity has been designed to develop the creative potential of young children through experiential learning in the arts.
EYLF Learning Outcome
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of well being
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
2. Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
- Smooth stones (the number depends on how many you want to make, you are limited only by your imagination). You could also use cards or other materials, we just love using natural materials though! They are very tactile and provide an opportunity to provide a sensory experience.
- Permanent markers, acrylic paint, stickers, leaves, sand, twigs, seeds, old books, old magazines, old catalogues, scissors, glue and paintbrushes.
- The Story Stone Adventure Cards may also provide valuable inspiration to you and the children.
- Cool Australia – How can Educators and Families Nurture Creativity in Young Children?
- ArtPlay Melbourne
- Early Arts UK
- Creativity and Early Brain Development
- Nurturing Creativity Early Childhood Australia
- Creativity In Childhood: The Role of Education
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.