I love the challenge of trying to incorporate natural elements into every area of the classroom.
I particularly love beautiful pebbles and have used them in many different ways. Sometimes I have very specific objectives (as you will see) and other times I encourage the children to explore, discover, imagine and create whatever they like.
Here are a few ideas of ways I have used pebbles in play:
Maths - Counting Pebbles
Light Table - Making Patterns and Pictures
Art and Craft - Painting on Pebbles
Creating Stories with Picture Pebbles
Pebbles in Playdough
Classifying Rough and Smooth
Small World Play.....Dinosaurs
.......Pirates and Mermaids
I hope I have inspired you to incorporate some pebbles into your child's play.